#ReadTL15

In the second year of our Teaching & Learning conference, we managed to get things planned ahead of time- especially as I hadn't decided I'd run one just two months before it would take it place! I knew I wanted to start the day with an activity that would set the fun and collaborative mood... Continue Reading →

Paul Grainger- Leading in Volatile Times

Uplifting messages In times like these, it's very easy to feel angry or despondent or both all at once along with a dash of murderous intent. A recent talk at College as part of our transformational leaders programme served to counteract these feelings somewhat. The work of Paul Grainger, from the Institute of Education, went... Continue Reading →

#TESFEAwards and #LFE15

At the end of an incredibly long week way back in February (!) came the #tesfeawards. It was a wonderful night to celebrate all that further education does for learners: Young and old(er) alike. I think it is perhaps the only time in my life so far that I have been to an event that... Continue Reading →

Who am I? Am I who I think I am?

These were the questions I scrawled on a 'what do you want to learn from today's CPD session' starter activity. Fairly philosophical questions, as questions go. I think if any of my students stated these as questions for any one of my lessons... I'd probably have to admit defeat! Fortunately, this particular CPD session would... Continue Reading →

A Summer of CPD

It has been a while (until the last few days) since I've blogged. This has been due to a number of factors; imminent change in job role (more about that tomorrow), change of location resulting in a longer working day, writer's block and LOTS of CPD responsibilities. Here's an update of what I've been up... Continue Reading →

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