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Case Studies on Developing Staff and Guidance for Managers in Supporting Advanced Practitioners/Coaches

1.Case Studies on Developing Staff A range of OTLA projects on how staff can be supported to develop their skills and understanding to support their learners more effectively.  Projects include investigations into effective observation practice, peer and virtual observation. https://improving-teaching.excellencegateway.org.uk/assessment-and-development/developing-staffContinue reading

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NEW Birmingham Event! Rethinking Lesson Observations with Dr Matt O’Leary and Joanne Miles

I am very excited to be co-presenting with Dr Matt O’Leary at an Optimus Education event in November 2016 on the hot topic of lesson observations. We will focus on the opportunities within observation for professional learning and discuss new … Continue reading

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Questions for professional dialogue after peer visits or lesson plan peer reviews

You can use these for reviewing a lesson plan with a colleague or for the professional dialogue after a peer visit to your colleague’s classroom. The aim is to foster a reflective space for professional learning, so that your colleague … Continue reading

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Lesson Observation: New approaches, new possibilities (Slides and Handouts from the Conference on June 17th 2015)

http://www.wlv.ac.uk/about-us/our-schools-and-institutes/faculty-of-education-health-and-wellbeing/institute-of-education/events/lesson-observation-new-approaches-new-possibilities/ If you missed this major event on lesson observations, you can catch up on the link above with the presentations and handouts from the keynote speeches and workshops. Blog posting on the event My reflections on the day

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Passion, professionalism and pioneer spirit: Reflections on the “Lesson Observations: new approaches, new possibilities” conference at University of Wolverhampton, June 17th 2015 #obsconf2015

Still reeling, in a good way, from Lesson Observations: new approaches, new possibilities conference last week. I attend and present at plenty of FE conferences and they rarely create this level of buzz beforehand or deliver such excitement on the … Continue reading

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Lesson Study: The process and benefits for teachers and learners

I think lesson study is an interesting model for teachers to explore in FE, as a form of deeper, long term professional development of their classroom practice. This also has links to other models of peer observation that the sector … 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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Peer Visits or Pair Sharing: How can we encourage more of it in the FE sector?

A while ago I led a workshop on ‘peer observation’ at the Optimus Education Conference for FE. I was sharing the findings to date from two colleges that I am supporting with their efforts to encourage peer visits/pair sharing; opportunities … Continue reading

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Great blogs on lesson observations

Quick surf this morning looking for good reads on lesson observations and found these two really interesting blogs. Hope they provoke discussion and further reading… http://www.learningspy.co.uk/training/can-make-lesson-observations-worthwhile/ http://pragmaticreform.wordpress.com/2013/08/17/whos-afraid-of-lesson-observations/

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Peer sharing: what makes it worth the effort?

I am working with two really inspiring colleges on encouraging peer sharing visits between teachers. They are working very thoughtfully to encourage this in ways that teachers will feel comfortable and safe to engage in, far from the realms of … Continue reading

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