Goodbye and Hello

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


Embedded English and Maths in Adult Community Learning

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

Information, Advice and Guidance

Information, Advice and Guidance is a topic which should be on our minds throughout the teaching year, but particularly as courses finish and learners get ready to move on. Move on where? IAG is important in adult education because, as a tutor, you are in a unique place to be able to offer learners advice … Continue reading Information, Advice and Guidance


Social Media / Google + workshop with Pete Read Monday 20th January 10.00-12.30 at Burton and South Derby College, including free networking lunch!! Pete will be expanding on the talk he gave at the Teaching and Learning Conference.  This will be a hands-on session, giving you the chance to set up a Google+ group and … Continue reading Safeguarding