Category Archives: Ungraded lesson observations

Lesson observations – quality assurance or quality improvement?

http://blog.optimus-education.com/lesson-observations-quality-assurance-or-quality-improvement The blog on the link above includes some thoughts on the importance of gaining staff feedback on observation practices and seeing observation as a tool for professional learning and quality improvement as opposed to mere quality assurance.   Advertisements

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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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A beginner writer’s journey to publication

“Reclaiming Lesson Observation” was launched on November 16th 2016 at Birmingham City University and as someone who had contributed a chapter, I was asked to say a little about the process of writing for publication for the first time. The … Continue reading

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Discount Flyer for Reclaiming Lesson Observation edited by Dr Matt O’Leary

I am very pleased to have been a contributor to the new book on lesson observations edited by Dr Matt O’Leary and entitled Reclaiming Lesson Observation – Supporting excellence in teacher learning. https://www.routledge.com/Reclaiming-Lesson-Observation-Supporting-excellence-in-teacher-learning/OLeary/p/book/9781138656604 The book includes a range of perspectives … Continue reading

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Coming soon! Reclaiming Lesson Observation edited by Dr Matt O’Leary

I am very pleased to be involved in this forthcoming publication on reclaiming lesson observation. My chapter looks at the role of coaching approaches in lesson observations in the FE sector. This publication should be a really interesting read due … Continue reading

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Rethinking Lesson Observations: Some Reflections on the Optimus Education Event on April 26th 2016

Still buzzing after a day of vibrant discussions with cross sector colleagues at the Optimus Education event in London. It is a rare thing for staff from Primary, Secondary, Further and Higher Education to join together with colleagues from training … Continue reading

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Looking for some training/consultancy for your college or school?

I have put together a summary of the kinds of training and consultancy that I am focusing on during 2016 to support schools and colleges with a sustainable approach to development. There is a big emphasis on follow-up and closing … Continue reading

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