‘Every teacher needs to improve, not because they are not good enough, but because they can be even better.’ Dylan Wiliam. Last year, a
Are easily identifiable. In my current role I, rather luckily, get to see many of them in action and there is one thing they all
When we planned this year’s Learning Festival, we made sure that sessions were being offered on areas of practice departments knew they needed development in.
2017 had finally arrived and the day of my second Learning Festival at The Sheffield College. The first one would always be a hard act
Today was a Development Day packed with the sharing of practice, the celebration of great work and plenty of festive fun. It also contained a
I’ve always known, as a teacher of English (and sometimes maths, ICT and study skills) that there was a whole world of FE I didn’t
In recent months, I began to feel – so acutely – the distance between me and what Further Education is really all about, widening. I
During my 23 years at the Sheffield College, technology has changed at an alarming rate. When I first started, the College still used electric typewriters
After the trial of the Mini Learning Project in the summer term of last academic year, we’re finally about to begin the Big Learning Project:
Earlier on this year, as I sat twiddling my thumbs and checking my emails in yet another meeting, I began to wonder if there was
Over the last couple of years I’ve become a bit of a sponge when it comes to reading about CPD; continually seeking more to ensure
In recent months, I have become more aware of how research, science and evidence informs my practice- both as a leader and as a teacher.
Journeying 1- Clapham is not the same place as Clapton. Definitely not. Not remotely. This doesn’t stop me from being convinced Clapham is where we’re
You can read about week 1 (managing your own behaviour) here and week 2 (rules and routines) here and week 3 (making praise personal) here. What
This week’s learning challenged me to think about how I show my appreciation to students. I am aware of how I demonstrate it to colleagues
Week 2 of ‘Managing Behaviour for Learning‘ from Future Learn is focused on the importance of routines, boundaries and expectations. All teachers have them but
‘If you have great lessons, you never have behaviour problems, right?’ Paul Dix says this in one of his opening videos for the Future Learn
This post has been written by Leanne Loosemore, sharing her experiences of learning online with Future Learn. I have completed several online MOOCs with http://www.futurelearn.com.
Dawn and Sallyann have worked together for 16 years and work in the ESOL, EFL and Essential Skills department at The Sheffield College. In this
Simon Kershaw, Lecturer in the ESOL, EFL and Essential Skills department at The Sheffield College, has been making use of Class Dojo at the start
December of 2015 not only meant a new job for me but also a new city, a new house and staff to line manage for
Between April and July, a number of The Sheffield College staff volunteered to participate in a project that would help us to trial what will
Tuesday 12th July had finally arrived. The Learning Festival. My first development day in my new job at a new college. We had made the
Mirage ‘The Mirage describes the widely held perception among education leaders that we already know how to help teachers improve, and that we could achieve
After this event a couple of months ago, I recorded my initial reflections about the day and subsequently shared an account of the best CPD I have ever
Ever had that broken record feeling to life’s conversations? Colleagues (often the same ones) tell me, ‘I’ve just wasted half my day in meetings.’ ‘I’ve
Assessment has its roots in Latin, namely ‘assessus ‘ meaning ‘a sitting by’, where the past participle means ‘to sit beside.’
This wasn’t actually the title but the essence of the workshop… No answers were given but questions raised, and food for thought supplied.
How can #LearningFirst ideas for action, to support the future of assessment expertise, become a reality?
Kate Sowter @Top_kat1 How do we bring our peers and colleagues along with us(who aren’t here on a Saturday)? How can we get a national
How can school leaders develop partnerships that support inclusion- ways of adapting teaching to ensure all children’s learning is valued?
Carolyn Robson @CaroDunelm We all work too much in isolation at present. Primary and secondary work in silos and they don’t need to- teachers are
Mary Myatt @MaryMyatt Behind every letter and number attributed to a child’s work sits a child and that letter or number tells us something, but
Sarah Earle @PriSciEarle After Dan Williams’s @FurtherEdagogy post earlier this week about the pyramids of doom, he may have had something to say about the one we