Category Archives: Solution Focused Approaches

Making Supported Experiments happen: How can coaches and managers collaborate to develop and improve T&L?

Many schools and colleges use models such as Supported Experiments to encourage teachers to develop their practice and own their professional learning. I note that the institutions where these initiatives take hold and come to life often have a team … Continue reading

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Research ED FE and Vocational December 3rd 2016- Presentation on Making Supported Experiments Happen

http://www.researched.org.uk/event/researched-fe-vocational/ I am really pleased to be presenting on making Supported Experiments happen alongside Diana Tremayne from the FE sector. We will be sharing the challenges and approaches that help and discuss the role of project management and coaching in … Continue reading

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Lesson Observation – new approaches, new possibilities: Cross Sector Conference

I am delighted to be involved with this major event for the sector on the hot topic of lesson observation. The event includes speakers from the world of research as well as case studies from colleges and insights from consultants … Continue reading

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IoF National Convention 2014: Developing Coaching Skills (Part Three)

What is the biggest challenge of being a coach? ┬áThis depends on the coach, but for me, the initial challenges of not giving advice and learning to really listen attentively were the biggest ones. I try to focus my mind … Continue reading

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Why bother with coaching conversations?

1. They help people think deeply and broadly about any topic brought into the conversation, providing much needed reflective space in the busy world of work. 2. They allow people identify moments of good performance and mine them for insights … Continue reading

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IoF National Convention 2014: Q&A on Developing Coaching Skills (Part Two)

I am thinking of hiring a coach. What sort of questions should I be asking of coaches? What should I look for in a coach? What experience do you have and can I have a few references? What qualifications do … Continue reading

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If not now, when? Making the move from graded to ungraded developmental lesson observations in the FE sector

What an exciting, horizon-widening time it is in the FE sector, if we consider the debates around lesson observation models! There are plenty of principled, thoughtful and practical people thinking about what needs to change, to make our lesson observation … Continue reading

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