We'd like to invite tutors to engage with the following resources and ideas. Start with the quick survey and see how far down the list you get! Super-quick (2-minute) survey for all ACL tutors to complete via survey monkey (anonymously) - click on the link below - this will help us plan what further support or training … Continue reading Get connected! with 6 quick wins…
We have held a number of tutor briefing sessions over the last few weeks in venues around the county. Many thanks to all those tutors who have attended, for coming and for your contributions to the activities and discussions. It is your engagement that makes the sessions work. We have met 50 tutors, from 19 providers … Continue reading Be well prepared for 2018-19!
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
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
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
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