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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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CollectivED webinar programme: Let’s Talk About…Better Professional Conversations

In lieu of our planned CollectivED / GCI conference in June (now rescheduled for November 9th) we are hosting a new webinar series drawing on the conference themes of Better professional conversations; enhancing education one discussion at a time. I … Continue reading

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Pandemic Pedagogy: How are our TLA practices changing during COVID-19?

This is a short video clip with some reflections on how the COVID-19 outbreak has led teachers to adapt their TLA practices to working in the virtual world. https://www.loom.com/share/1e35aa31bc37489f8840095d42e81bef    

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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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The Coronavirus Diaries 2: Living Well In The Lockdown, 20th April 2020

In the UK we have now been in lockdown for nearly a month and I have begun to find a new way of life and started to notice aspects of it that help me stay well. This blog is a … Continue reading

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How are we doing with leading our colleges through the coronavirus pandemic? Reflection questions for leadership teams

We are now a month into the coronavirus pandemic in the UK and our Further Education colleges are currently delivering learning programmes remotely for students. There is no clear route back to classroom delivery as yet and so leaders and … Continue reading

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Coaching for Coherence: perceptions, experience and impact of a teaching and learning coaching initiative in a further education context by Deborah Eagle

This is a really interesting read for coaches, Advanced Practitioners and Quality/Staff Development leads in the FE sector. Many insightful points about the significance of culture, collaboration, mindset and values in supporting and developing teachers. Link to the dissertation below: … Continue reading

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