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Booklet 1: A Guide to Continued Professional Development
There are some skills and knowledge that you need before you can begin a career and others that you will develop later down the line. Anything in this second phase could fall into the category of Continued Professional Development (CPD).
Booklet 2: Flipped Classroom
The flipped classroom gained its name because, in theory, it flips the roles of class based teaching and home study.
Booklet 3: Buddy and Mentoring Scheme
A buddy or mentoring scheme is a commonly used form of peer mentoring within a school/college/ centre environment, which means learners being encouraged to support one another.
Booklet 4: Creativity in Classroom
There will be opportunities to incorporate a creative approach into almost any learning situation and the results will always be unique. The hardest part to master will be letting go of the traditional structures for success that guide both our classrooms and workplaces, and allowing learners not only to find new routes to answers, but possibly also new questions too.
All businesses interact with schools/colleges/centres and vice versa. At the most basic level, the hundreds of learners who may leave a school/college/ centre each year will be carrying with them the sum of the experiences their teachers/tutors have given them, forming the basis of their ongoing careers.
Booklet 6: Giving Feedback to Learners
Feedback is one of the key ways in which learners gather information from their teachers/tutors about their progress through a subject. It is one of the most powerful tools teachers/tutors have at their disposal to motivate (or de-motivate) their learners.
Booklet 7: Internships for Teachers and Tutors
An internship is typically a period of time an individual will spend working in another organisation, with the objective of learning and developing from the experience.
Booklet 8: Sharing ideas and best practice
Technology has made communication with many people at once easier than ever before. Many communities of professionals have transformed their practices by rapidly sharing experiences and project results, from which everyone can learn.
Booklet 9: Creating Accessible Learning Materials
Not all learners learn in the same way. To make sure everyone has the best opportunity to be successful at their school/college/ centre, you are likely to need to create learning materials that suit the particular needs of each member of your learner group.
Booklet 10: Entrepreneurship
An entrepreneur could be defined as someone who either creates or sees a business opportunity and responds to it, using their own time and resources.
Booklet 11: Evidence Based Teaching
Evidence based teaching is of growing interest in the teaching profession and is becoming increasingly central to policy design and decision making.
Booklet 12: Questioning Techniques
Asking questions is one of the key tools used by teachers/tutors in the classroom. Questions serve many functions, from encouraging learners to become actively engaged to guiding their research, developing critical thinking skills, stimulating independent learning and to assess how well information has been retained or understood.
Booklet 13: Technology Enhanced Learning
Technology-enhanced learning is a key part of learning and teaching in today’s society. Every young person has access to technology whether it be via mobile phones, gaming computers or a straightforward PC and they will take it for granted in a way previous generations have never done.
Booklet 14: Managing student behaviours
Institutions and Colleges are organisations that are built on relationships. By building a mutual trust in the classroom, knowledge can be transferred effectively and efficiently, with a great deal of flexibility in style.
Booklet 15: Talent Champions
The pool of talented staff is probably the largest single resource any organisation has. The challenge is to harness this in the most effective way for the positive development of the organisation as a whole.
Booklet 16: Talent Management
One of the most important leadership roles in a school/college/centre is to ensure that the staff community is well structured and stable. It should be possible for changes in the staff to occur as part of an evolution without disrupting the continuity of teaching for the students.
Booklet 17: Learning Walks
A learning walk is a tool for gaining a snapshot of activity within a whole school/college/centre environment. It can be used to provide a regular and true-to-life view of teaching learning and assessment without causing undue stress and anxiety within delivery staff.