Category Archives: Teaching and learning

Creating the conditions for CPD to flourish

In schools and colleges there are many real and complex challenges in offering CPD opportunities that both motivate staff to get involved and meet their varied needs and preferences. In my freelance consultancy and training role, here are some of … Continue reading

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Research on teaching and learning: A list of reports, articles and blogs for FE and schools

Thanks to Tom Sherrington for sharing this great collection of research summaries. He introduces them on his website as follows: There are several superb summaries of educational research that have been compiled into easily accessible websites and articles in pdf format … Continue reading

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Cognitive Load: Blogs and Resources

Cognitive Load Theory by Dan Williams: https://furtheredagogy.wordpress.com/2017/05/20/cognitive-load-theory/ Oliver Caviglioli’s Cognitive Load Theory Resources by Greg Ashman: https://gregashman.wordpress.com/2017/05/10/oliver-cavigliols-cognitive-load-theory-resources/comment-page-1/ Chapter summaries by Oliver Caviglioli of a major text on the topic of cognitive load theory: https://teachinghow2s.com/blog/author/72 Dual Coding: Can There be too Much … Continue reading

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The challenges of sustaining joined-up CPD

I am working with Optimus Education to deliver some workshops around creating sustainable, joined-up CPD cycles and here is a link to a blog on this topic, covering some of the common pitfalls and ways around them. Details of the … Continue reading

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Classroom Practice Development – A different approach to CPD?

As a freelance trainer and coach in schools and colleges, I am often invited to deliver training on a staff development day. This can give staff access to research insights and expose them to different classroom approaches as well as … Continue reading

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Most read blogs for coaches in 2016

Here are my most popular blog postings from 2016, related to coaching skills and models. Happy new year to you! https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2016/01/19/tips-for-coaches-and-advanced-practitioners-engaging-colleagues-with-development-work/ https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2014/11/19/coaching-models-for-teaching-and-learning-coaches-cigar-vista-and-score/ https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2014/03/06/video-clips-for-coaches-the-grow-model/ https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2016/01/19/the-language-of-professional-dialogue-in-ungraded-observations/

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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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