Category Archives: mentoring

Book Now! Better Professional Conversations; Enhancing Education One Discussion At A Time

Last year I attended the CollectivED Knowledge Exchange in Birmingham and really enjoyed the chance to share experiences and challenges with colleagues in different sectors who are all involved with coaching, mentoring, teacher education and research. This year the event … Continue reading

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CollectivEd: Networking and professional learning for coaches and mentors in education

I would recommend CollectivED to coaches and Advanced Practitioners in the FE sector as a really useful source of networking and professional development/learning opportunities. Information and related links below from their website. Joanne Miles About CollectivED CollectivED was established in … Continue reading

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Teaching, leadership and governance in Further Education, Research report February 2018, Prof David Greatbatch and Sue Tate

Interesting evidence review of research into the quality of TLA, professional development, use of lesson observations, governance and leadership in the FE sector. Teaching, leadership and governance in Further Education, Research report February 2018 Prof David Greatbatch and Sue Tate   … Continue reading

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Case Studies on Developing Staff and Guidance for Managers in Supporting Advanced Practitioners/Coaches

1.Case Studies on Developing Staff A range of OTLA projects on how staff can be supported to develop their skills and understanding to support their learners more effectively.  Projects include investigations into effective observation practice, peer and virtual observation. https://improving-teaching.excellencegateway.org.uk/assessment-and-development/developing-staffContinue reading

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Advanced Practitioner Toolkit: Resources for APs and TLA Coaches

1.Advanced Practitioner Toolkit: Professional Development Cards  The cards are practical tools aimed at supporting APs to drive quality improvements in teaching, learning and assessment across provision. They can be used when working one to one with collages as well as … Continue reading

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Webinar with Joanne Miles and Emily Barrell: Approaches for Tackling Mentoring Challenges

Mentors and coaches often encounter challenging conversations and have to decide on the best approach to take at that moment. In this webinar, Emily and I discuss a range of mentoring situations and reflect on some different responses to them. … Continue reading

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