Category Archives: Peer observation

How can we enhance the depth and quality of reflection around lesson observation through coaching?

I was part of a webinar recently organised by CollectivEd which focused on having better professional conversations and building professional cultures for teachers to thrive in. I spoke about how we can enhance the depth and quality of reflection around … Continue reading

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Sharing Plans And Practices For Unseen Observation: Video of Zoom Session with Prof Matt O’Leary and Joanne Miles

Today I had the pleasure of hosting a Zoom session with Prof Matt O’Leary and colleagues from the FE sector, to discuss plans and practices related to unseen observation. Here is the video clip of that session for download. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1eATkKc5JPByT9sYmWy7MrWs9gxgLZUba/preview“>SharingPlansAndPracticesForUnseenObservationZoomSessionJune11th2020Continue reading

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What are the potential benefits of unseen observation?

Models and cycles are valuable tools to aid reflection and development and I use them regularly in my practice as a CPD trainer and coach in schools and colleges. The GROW model of coaching, the Supported Experiments cycle and the … Continue reading

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Planning a CPD Strategy: Some Questions For Reflection or Discussion

  What is the purpose of a CPD strategy, for you? And for others? What is the benefit of devising a strategy for CPD? What will the strategy help you to do? What ethos and values do you want to … Continue reading

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CollectivED webinar programme: Let’s Talk About…Better Professional Conversations

In lieu of our planned CollectivED / GCI conference in June (now rescheduled for November 9th) we are hosting a new webinar series drawing on the conference themes of Better professional conversations; enhancing education one discussion at a time. I … Continue reading

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Recording of Zoom Conversation: Professor Matt O’Leary and Joanne Miles on Unseen Observation and Virtual Walk Throughs

Today I spent a fascinating hour in conversation with Professor Matt O’Leary discussing principles and practices related to unseen observation and virtual walk throughs/learning walks. Here is the link to the video recording of that conversation:   https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/2-BHDYrC0jJIGKOK2nDBd6kdAYC8aaa8gCYeq_FfmRslU40zaRiXYnXaVUhFazGF    

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Unseen Observation: A Tool For Reflection And Professional Learning

A post from Professor Matt O‚ÄôLeary highlighting the benefits and potential applications for unseen observation: https://t.co/hXJDRnWAVb?amp=1 Blog post from Oliver Caviglioli outlining how you can use unseen observation in a coaching context: https://teachinghow2s.com/blog/coaching-with-unseen-observations Blog post from Oliver Caviglioli on a … Continue reading

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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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Coaching for Coherence: perceptions, experience and impact of a teaching and learning coaching initiative in a further education context by Deborah Eagle

This is a really interesting read for coaches, Advanced Practitioners and Quality/Staff Development leads in the FE sector. Many insightful points about the significance of culture, collaboration, mindset and values in supporting and developing teachers. Link to the dissertation below: … Continue reading

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The Role of Leadership in Prioritising and Improving the Quality of Teaching and Learning in Further Education: Project Report for FETL by Matt O’Leary, Rob Smith, Vanessa Cui and Fadia Dakka

This report presents the findings and recommendations of an independent research project into the role of leadership in prioritising and improving the quality of teaching and learning in further education. The project captures the views and experiences of further education … Continue reading

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