7th Feb - Safer Internet day This is an International event. In the UK the theme is “The Power of Image” and there is a stack of resources available in the Education Packs section here: https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2017 ...teaching resources, quiz, social media campaign, advice for parents and carers – there’s something for everyone. This is … Continue reading Safeguarding CPD and Safer Internet Day
e-safety Policy We thought it would be good to highlight some of the important policies that ACL has in place, and to emphasise how they should be reflected in your practice. Please take a few moments to look at the e-safety policy here, and remind yourself of its contents. Key considerations for tutors: Do you … Continue reading Policy Focus – Practice built on Policy
To all our ACL tutors and staff we wish you a very peaceful break and a Happy New Year!! We'd love to know what's been the sparkling star on the top of your tree recently, the icing on your cake, or in other words the thing that's made it all worthwhile this term!! What activity … Continue reading Season’s Greetings!!
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
It was great to meet all the tutors who attended the Tutor Briefing meetings across the county over the last few weeks. In particular the feedback we heard from learners as part of the ACL Focus Groups was really interesting and a great boost!
We hope you’ve had a good summer break and are raring to get started with your new courses now, if you haven’t started already. The beginning of a new course is always a challenging and interesting time – meeting new learners, getting to know them and their needs, and their expectations of you and the … Continue reading Making a good start…
UPDATE : PLEASE SHARE ONLINE http://www.facebook.com/staffsadultlearning Twitter: @Staffslearning We're also on Pinterest http://pin.it/l6nbQhn check out our Art and Craft ideas board here, and feel free to add your own photos of learners and their work...Instagram coming soon. Last update: Ideas for talking about British Values from Tes, available from Fenc here. … Continue reading Festival of Learning and social media update!
It’s the time of the year when you may well be finishing one course, and looking forward to starting another after the Easter break. So, I wanted to highlight 2 things to step back and consider: Progression and Induction. Whilst it is easy to find yourself working on course content until the last moment of … Continue reading Goodbye and Hello
Changes Health and Wellbeing have delivered a series of workshops for us over the past couple of weeks. The sessions were well-attended overall and were appreciated by tutors who were able to: increase their knowledge of a variety of mental health conditions, consider the impact on learning, share good practice and practical tips with other … Continue reading Mental Health Awareness – CPD for tutors