CPD event resources – Differentiation and Embedding English and Maths – May 2017

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

May update

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

Stretch and challenge your adult learners

Stretch and Challenge has been on many peoples' lips over the last year or so.  We are delighted to welcome our first guest blog, on this topic, from Kanyini, a provider for Staffordshire Adult Community Learning. Stretch and challenge your adult learners Working with adult learners from a variety of backgrounds can prove challenging. Tutors … Continue reading Stretch and challenge your adult learners

Learning styles for all individuals

The idea of learning styles and testing learners to find out their natural preference has been popular since the 1980s. This wikipedia page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Learning_styles  gives a brief introduction to learning styles, including Honey and Mumford's VAK tests, if you want to refresh your memory. However, more recently there has been some scepticism about how teaching and … Continue reading Learning styles for all individuals

How to write an outstandingly useful scheme of work …with ease!

The session took place on 26th March at Chasewater Innovation Centre, with 10 tutors from a variety of providers attending. If you weren't able to attend on the day: ....you can recreate the session with the resources available here on the "Writing a Scheme of Work training session" page above or on Fenc.  Please see … Continue reading How to write an outstandingly useful scheme of work …with ease!

Social Media workshop invitation and Assessment resources

  "Using social media in Community Learning" Workshop Monday 20 January 2014 Burton and South Derbyshire College 10.00am -12.30 including networking lunch Given the interest in Pete Read’s session on using Social Media in Community Learning at the Teaching and Learning Conference in September, we have invited Pete back to lead a hands-on workshop with … Continue reading Social Media workshop invitation and Assessment resources

October update – have you done your stretching?

 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?

Teaching and Learning Conference, 5 September 2013

South Staffordshire College, Rodbaston Campus It was a lovely setting for a conference and 50 ACL teachers and managers took the opportunity to spend the day focussing on teaching and learning, even taking lunch in the sunshine. The focus of the day was “Stretch and Challenge” At the 2012 ACL Inspection  the inspectors told us … Continue reading Teaching and Learning Conference, 5 September 2013