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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. There is … 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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Some reflections on lesson observations for English language teachers in Japan by Yvert de Souza

How observations are used and the perceptions of lesson observations from both the observers and observees have been of great interest to me for some time. While I was in Japan last summer, I was keen to find out how … Continue reading

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What is a conference for? Optimus Education Conference, November 27th 2014, Birmingham “Meeting New Standards in Teaching, Learning and Assessment in the FE and Skills Sector”

In these days of tight budgets in the FE sector, attending an external conference can be seen as a luxury; nice to have but not essential. So, what is a conference for and what makes it worth attending? I have … Continue reading

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Graded and ungraded lesson observations in the FE sector. Lots of blogs in one place!

http://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/jun/12/change-use-lesson-observations-further-education https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2014/07/02/if-not-now-when-making-the-move-from-graded-to-ungraded-developmental-lesson-observations-in-the-fe-sector/ https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2014/07/02/a-response-to-ofsteds-ungraded-observation-pilot-in-fe-have-we-reached-tipping-point/ https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2014/05/28/two-thought-provoking-reads-about-graded-lesson-observation/ https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2014/03/28/peer-visits-or-pair-sharing-how-can-we-encourage-more-of-it-in-the-fe-sector/ https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2014/01/13/great-blogs-on-lesson-observations/ https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2013/11/09/questions-for-reflection-after-observing-a-teacher-and-giving-feedback-developing-your-skills-as-an-observer/

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Enhancing your observation cycle: joint event with Dr Matt O’Leary and Joanne Miles

I’m very pleased to be co-presenting a day event with Dr Matt O’Leary on enhancing your observation cycle. Matt will look at research around graded and ungraded approaches in the sector and I will be sharing tips and ideas about making … Continue reading

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