Scientifically proven : learners talking about their own expectations and being challenged to exceed their expectations – this is what has the most positive impact on learners’ progress.

Bob Powell Training session Tutors from a range of providers enjoyed the CPD day on 9th September, delivered by Robert Powell. Robert Powell has spent a lifetime in education, as a classroom teacher, Head of Department, Head of Year, Deputy Head and Headteacher. Robert Powell Training and Publications was set up in 1996, and he … Continue reading Scientifically proven : learners talking about their own expectations and being challenged to exceed their expectations – this is what has the most positive impact on learners’ progress.

Review of Observation (OTL) policy….and more top tips….

We're starting to review our Observation procedure and want to ensure that a key aim is developing teaching and learning, not just monitoring. With this aim in mind we need tutors' feedback on the current procedures.  Think about the last observation you had.  Do you feel you got enough time when you had feedback from … Continue reading Review of Observation (OTL) policy….and more top tips….

Tutor Top Tips

 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

Seeking tutor to trial Socrative – THE student response system

• Engage your learners • Better questioning and better feedback • Increase your use of IT • Innovative and creative For a quick explanation and demos and more, have a look at the website here: http://www.socrative.com This is a really simple web or app based system, that tutors can easily use in class to get … Continue reading Seeking tutor to trial Socrative – THE student response system

Individual Learning Plans – advice for tutors

Find the purpose! You need to be convinced of the purpose of the RARPA and ILP process and you need to convince your learners.  Take the time to look through the ILP documents and understand them.  If you still have questions or concerns talk to your manager.  See the ILP spider diagram for one way of … Continue reading Individual Learning Plans – advice for tutors