We ran successful sessions in May on Differentiation and Embedding English and Maths. 17 tutors from a range of providers attended and appreciated the chance to share ideas and experiences. You can check out the resources here. Training Pack Differentiation_English_Math Amended Geoff Petty Differentiation 1 Activities for English and maths embedding-advice Challenge_Toolkit critical_thinking_wheel These are … Continue reading CPD event resources – Differentiation and Embedding English and Maths – May 2017
Not much from me this month but lots of useful updates from other places... Mental Health Awareness week and month - MAY 2017 The Mental Health Foundation are looking at the state of the UK’s mental health for Mental Health Awareness Week 2017. They are now asking: are we Surviving or Thriving? We all have the … Continue reading May update
British Values, English, Maths, IT, Equality and Diversity…all of these are areas that we know our learners need to develop in many cases, (even if the learners don’t always identify this themselves!), and they are high priority areas for Ofsted. Sometimes it can seem that these extra challenges are drowning out the actual course content … Continue reading Embedded skills – how do I fit it all in? plus British Values, heart-warming videos and useful websites…
Kagan structures I recently went to a presentation given by T2TUK who offer Training in Kagan Structures. It was really stimulating session, and I’m sure that the principles behind the Kagan Structures will be useful for many tutors. Dr Spencer Kagan was conducting educational research in the 1960s, and developed a range of ways … Continue reading How to engage all learners actively and cooperatively with Kagan structures
What are we talking about? When we talk about English we’re talking about spelling, punctuation and grammar in written work, but also Communication skills, such as listening, following instructions, discussing issues in group etc. As for maths, it is more than sums. We’re talking about recognising patterns, and using logic to solve problems. The Common … Continue reading Embedded English and Maths in Adult Community Learning
We've produced some Top Tips sheets for tutors on some common issues. Here's one on using ILT when you have little or no facilities at your venue: Use these to give you some fresh ideas.... here's one on assessment and feedback: Or to make sure you are up-to-date with current expectations...here's one on embedding English and … Continue reading Tutor Top Tips
New on Fenc this month: Dyslexia font http://take-shape-share.fenc.org.uk/?folderId=174231 Good practice in social media – case studies and 5 min video clip from Pete Read on Google + http://take-shape-share.fenc.org.uk/?folderId=175401 ILP advice and info on embedding English, Maths and IT http://take-shape-share.fenc.org.uk/?folderId=175381 Coming soon: formative assessment and questioning techniques. Please contact me if you need a reminder of … Continue reading October update – have you done your stretching?
Young adults in England have scored among the lowest results in the industrialised world in international literacy and numeracy tests. A major study by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) shows how England's 16 to 24-year-olds are falling behind their Asian and European counterparts. England is 22nd for literacy and 21st for numeracy … Continue reading Embedding English, Maths and IT