Category Archives: Online teaching

Talking about the quality of online/blended teaching and learning in a pandemic

1.Teaching Excellence Podcast – November 17th 2020 – Joanne Miles and Stef Wilkinson https://anchor.fm/TeachingExcellence/episodes/Quality-Improvement-in-a-pandemic-with-Joanne-Miles-emjs66 We talk about how we conceptualise, evaluate and develop the quality of teaching and learning in virtual spaces 2.AoC/ETF Online Conference – October 21st 2020 Presentation … Continue reading

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Guidance for teachers on designing remote learning materials

Five practical and simple tips for designing remote learning materials: https://www.iste.org/explore/learning-during-covid-19/five-tips-designing-materials-remote-learning Tips on devising asynchronous modules for learners to work on at home: Free webinar on adapting resources to deliver content online: https://booking.etfoundation.co.uk/course/details/733 Concise summary of research findings about designing … Continue reading

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A collection of practical tips and research findings on remote teaching and learning

Research review on remote learning: https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/covid-19-resources/best-evidence-on-supporting-students-to-learn-remotely/ Free training and guidance resources for teachers wanting to develop their remote teaching skills: A big collection of blogs from Durrington Research School on different aspects of remote teaching and learning: https://classteaching.wordpress.com/2021/01/05/blogs-on-remote-teaching/ Some dos … Continue reading

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Reflections On The Shift To Blended Learning: Common Challenges For Teachers

As a trainer and coach in the FE sector and schools, I have been having many conversations with teachers about their move to blended learning during the pandemic. In this Loom recording, I summarise the main challenges that teachers have … Continue reading

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Teaching Excellence Podcast with Stef Wilkinson and Joanne Miles: Starting the new academic year in the time of covid-19

In this podcast for the Teaching Excellence series, I talk to Stef Wilkinson about starting the academic year in the time of covid-19. We discuss different models of provision, some challenges and helpful approaches in blended learning and how to … Continue reading

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Think-Pair-Share: A Classroom Strategy For Active Learning

Blog post on the benefits and applications of think-pair-share as a classroom technique: 2. How think-pair-share can aid active learning including in digital spaces: 3. An online version of think-pair-share: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/teaching-for-home-learning-secondary-science/0/steps/75741 4. Transform think-pair-share with cognitive science: https://www.retrievalpractice.org/strategies/2018/think-pair-share 5. Tom … Continue reading

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Some students in the classroom and the rest attending sessions from home, synchronously or asynchronously? Welcome to the “HyFlex” model

The hybrid flexible, or HyFlex, course format is an instructional approach that combines face-to-face (F2F) and online learning. Each class session and learning activity is offered in-person, synchronously online, and asynchronously online. These two blogs are a great summary of … Continue reading

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Looking Back, Thinking Forward: Interesting Reads For Teachers Preparing For Remote/Hybrid/Blended Learning

Ofsted findings on online learning during the pandemic: https://educationinspection.blog.gov.uk/2020/07/15/online-education-in-further-education-and-skills-learning-about-what-works/   Lockdown: Boredom or Freedom by Susan Pember: https://www.fenews.co.uk/fevoices/52294-lockdown-boredom-or-freedom?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter   Most vulnerable teens “did no home learning” by Emma Seith: https://www.tes.com/news/coronavirus-most-vulnerable-teens-did-no-home-learning   Preparation for what comes next by Eric Sheninger: http://esheninger.blogspot.com/2020/07/preparation-for-what-comes-next.htmlContinue reading

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Tips and Pointers for Managing Teachers Remotely: Loom Presentation by Joanne Miles

I have been delivering training recently on how to manage teaching teams remotely and this is a related Loom presentation that captures some useful tips and pointers: https://www.loom.com/share/b3f7ae32c9ea48ee8fd2a089a07e10f9 Related reading: https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2020/05/18/managing-teams-of-teachers-remotely-the-importance-of-communication-collaboration-and-trust/ https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2020/04/07/how-am-i-doing-with-managing-my-team-remotely-reflection-questions-for-managers/

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A reflective Zoom conversation about professional presence in virtual spaces with Joanne Miles and Michelle Wakeling

Thanks to Michelle Wakeling from Hadlow College for joining me in Zoom today to talk through ideas and experiences of being our professional selves in virtual spaces as we learn to coach, train and teach online. We share our observations, … Continue reading

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