Tag Archives: Stretch and Challenge

Interesting reads on differentiation, stretching learners and setting high expectations

  https://teacherhead.com/2018/09/02/great-teaching-the-power-of-expectations/ https://teacherhead.com/2019/01/24/rescuing-differentiation-from-the-checklist-of-bad-practice/ https://furtheredagogy.wordpress.com/tag/stretch-and-challenge/ https://learningspy.co.uk/assessment/differentiation-to-do-or-not-to-do/ https://chrismoyse.wordpress.com/2014/04/18/a-rough-guide-to-differentiation/      

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Top 4 reads of 2016 for teachers

Here are my most read blogs of 2016 related to classroom practice: https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2013/07/07/planning-for-stretch-and-challenge-12-practical-ways-to-enhance-your-scheme-of-work/ https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2012/08/23/differentiation-without-extra-handouts-tips-for-stretching-and-challenging-learners/ https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2013/01/02/managing-pace-in-lessons-some-reflections-and-suggestions-2/ https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2014/11/30/embedding-english-resource-sites-for-vocational-teachers-and-functional-skills-practitioners/

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Personalising Learning in the FE Sector

Personalising Learning  The current context in the FE sector During my work as a consultant, trainer and coach in the FE sector, I am hearing a lot of conversations about what it means to personalise learning. For me, personalised learning at … Continue reading

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100 Top Tips to Stretch and Challenge Learners from Pembrokeshire College

100TopTipsToStretchAndChallengeLearnersPembrokeshireCollege2015 On the link above you will find an array of practical and simple tips for stretching and challenging learners. Many thanks to Steph Tindall, Learning and Teaching Mentor, from Pembrokeshire College, for sharing this with me and the wider … Continue reading

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Developing Strong Performers in an Ungraded Lesson Observation or “What do I do?? There were no areas for development!”

I am doing lots of consultancy right now related to the transition from graded to ungraded, developmental observation cycles in the FE sector and an interesting query has arisen from several different observers. What happens in an ungraded lesson observation … Continue reading

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Exciting CPD opportunity for coaches and practitioners: February 25th 2015 at Bilborough College

Exciting CPD opportunity for coaches and practitioners https://www.atl.org.uk/events/nottingham-derby-training.asp The CPD event is open to all educational professionals from across the sectors, secondary and FE/SFC. ATL members and non-members are able to attend the CPD afternoon for FREE! Attendees can arrive … Continue reading

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Embedding English and Maths: Resource Sites for Vocational Teachers and Functional Skills Practitioners

The resource site for embedding maths and English for vocational areas is: http://www.skillsworkshop.org/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise lots of short exercises for students to develop their grammar, punctuation and other skills here. Great for extension exercises for stretch and challenge or for an additional … Continue reading

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Stretch and Challenge: All the blogs in one place!

https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2014/08/14/stretch-and-challenge-in-group-tasks-how-can-we-stretch-the-stronger-learners/ https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2014/03/28/my-learners-are-in-a-fieldsalonworkshopkitchen-how-can-i-stretch-and-challenge-them-when-outside-a-traditional-classroom-setting/ https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2014/03/24/10-tips-for-developing-your-skills-in-stretch-and-challenge/ https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2013/07/07/planning-for-stretch-and-challenge-12-practical-ways-to-enhance-your-scheme-of-work/ https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2013/10/10/stretching-without-punishing-them-tips-for-challenging-learners-in-engaging-ways/ https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2012/08/23/differentiation-without-extra-handouts-tips-for-stretching-and-challenging-learners/

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Stretch and Challenge in Group Tasks: How can we stretch the stronger learners?

When I teach and train groups or observe lessons, I am more and more aware of the challenge of stretching stronger learners within group tasks. Stronger learners are often allocated the role of supporting others, peer teaching etc, which consolidates … Continue reading

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My learners are in a field/salon/workshop/kitchen…..how can I stretch and challenge them when outside a traditional classroom setting?

Recently I have delivered a series of training sessions for teachers related to practical approaches to stretch and challenge. Several teachers from Sparsholt College, who deliver learning in a non-classroom setting, have told me that many approaches to stretch and … Continue reading

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