Category Archives: Peer visits

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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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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Professional Development Programme for Advanced Practitioners: Some Reflections on the National Conference, March 29th 2019

The National Conference on March 29th2019 was the culmination of a year of rich and varied activity on the Professional Development Programme for Advanced Practitioners, funded by the Education and Training Foundation and delivered by touchconsulting and CETTAcademy. Aiming to … Continue reading

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Questions for professional dialogue after peer visits or lesson plan peer reviews

You can use these for reviewing a lesson plan with a colleague or for the professional dialogue after a peer visit to your colleague’s classroom. The aim is to foster a reflective space for professional learning, so that your colleague … Continue reading

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Peer Visits or Pair Sharing: How can we encourage more of it in the FE sector?

A while ago I led a workshop on ‘peer observation’ at the Optimus Education Conference for FE. I was sharing the findings to date from two colleges that I am supporting with their efforts to encourage peer visits/pair sharing; opportunities … Continue reading

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