Category Archives: Questioning strategies

Blog Bulletin: Feedback and Marking – Great Reads from Twitter

Really interesting blog full of great ideas for giving verbal feedback in a practical session and ways to develop the learners’ confidence and competence: http://drowningintheshallow.wordpress.com/2014/12/05/tlc-verbal-feedback-3/ Great list of practical and engaging approaches for using questioning in different ways as part … Continue reading

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Stretch and Challenge in Group Tasks: How can we stretch the stronger learners?

When I teach and train groups or observe lessons, I am more and more aware of the challenge of stretching stronger learners within group tasks. Stronger learners are often allocated the role of supporting others, peer teaching etc, which consolidates … Continue reading

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What did you learn on this course? Activities for reviewing the learning

Near the end of a learning programme, no matter how long, it can be very helpful to review the learning process and identify approaches that helped. This process helps teachers to take learners’ reflections into account in future planning and … Continue reading

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Evidence-based Teaching Leads the Way in Wales

Welsh FE colleges have been exploring evidence-based teaching methods and sharing findings from this work in a recent dissemination event. See posting on April 2nd in the Latest News section of this website on the left side of the page: … Continue reading

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CollegesWales Quality Improvement Fund Supported Experiments Dissemination Event 2014: What can the wider FE sector learn from Wales?

  It turns out, quite a lot. I was lucky enough to act as MC for this inspiring event during March 2014 in the heart of Wales and it struck me throughout that Wales has created an approach to experimentation and … Continue reading

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My learners are in a field/salon/workshop/kitchen…..how can I stretch and challenge them when outside a traditional classroom setting?

Recently I have delivered a series of training sessions for teachers related to practical approaches to stretch and challenge. Several teachers from Sparsholt College, who deliver learning in a non-classroom setting, have told me that many approaches to stretch and … Continue reading

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Interesting reads on stretch and challenge

http://newteachers.tes.co.uk/content/how-stretch-and-challenge-your-students#.UwIfDB_Aj44.twitter http://www.learningspy.co.uk/featured/differentiation-really-matters/#more-5008  

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