Category Archives: Teaching and learning

Why teachers need reflection and development space right now

For teachers in all settings the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in major changes to the way we plan and deliver learning programmes with students. As a profession we have had to re-think our approaches to communication, engagement, structuring sessions and … Continue reading

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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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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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Pandemic Pedagogy: Questions For Exploring TLA Practices In The Virtual Realm 080520

As teachers develop new ways of working in virtual spaces with learners throughout the COVID-19 outbreak, I am hearing conversations starting about the nature of pandemic pedagogy. For many teachers it has been a complex and challenging journey to bring … 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’Leary 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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How can teachers develop during the lockdown? CPD resources for professional learning in the pandemic

Programme of online sessions and resources from ResearchEd: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Wxr_uWg1L-uLpjaUqQNVPhJLcwj6HJMmH7JkztvrwlU/edit?usp=sharing Blog post signposting different sources of CPD for the lockdown: https://classteaching.wordpress.com/2020/04/14/lockdown-cpd/ Webinar with Daniel Willingham on Helping Learners Think Critically About Internet Sources: https://t.co/cmTpPj65Am?amp=1 A webinar with Geoff Petty on an … Continue reading

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Coaching in a Crisis: Toolkit for Coaches and Advanced Practitioners

I work as a freelance trainer and coach in the Further Education sector in the UK and since the onset of the pandemic have been having conversations with many coaches working in that context and grappling to support staff as … Continue reading

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Book Now! FE Showcase 2020 – University of Derby

I am very pleased to be leading a workshop on Supported Experiments and Learning Communities as vehicles for practitioner-led enquiry and collaborative developmental practice. The event takes place on May 1st 2020 at  Kirtley Hall, University of Derby. More information … Continue reading

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Book now! Developing Advanced Practitioners National Conference (March 2020)

The Professional Development Programme for Advanced Practitioners has been running since 2018 with funding from the Education and Training Foundation in the UK and has provided a rich and powerful range of opportunities for Advanced Practitioners/TLA coaches to develop their … Continue reading

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