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.

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

Welcome to the Staffordshire Adult and Community Learning blog for 2014-2015

We hope you’ve enjoyed a productive start to the new academic year. And that you will find this blog useful for keeping up-to-date with teaching, learning and assessment issues, and Staffs ACL news.  First of all, congratulations to all tutors on their work last year, in particular the tutors who got a grade 2 or … Continue reading Welcome to the Staffordshire Adult and Community Learning blog for 2014-2015

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

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!

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?