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After nearly 6 months, I have returned to talk about the first day back into teaching the FE classroom with some solid advice for the start of the year.
Give it a read, I hope you find it useful
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The dreaded first week of teaching; Get a headstart
A long time coming, and a long time for people to wait for me to update the blog posts. It's been a wild and bumpy ride over the last few months, as such, my blog has suffered as a result. I started the blog feeling so passionate and so pleased with it's pr...
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Functional Skills is regularly treated like a dumbed down GCSE, here's some methods to get you thinking about how you change your approach to deliver these important qualifications
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How to teach Functional Skills Maths: The FEMaths Approach
As someone who has taught Functional Skills Maths for the last 2 years and has managed the course itself for the majority of that time, I feel that I have managed to grasp some concepts and some best practice for teaching this subject in a Further Education...
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Working with Parents in FE Education
There's a growing consensus in Further Education that we must enable our students to become adults, in charge of their own paths to learning and developing their enthusiasm for lifelong learning within the current educational system. In theory this works, w...
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The U-turns in FE, what do they mean?
Some major changes are coming around within FE Maths in the near future. With the implementation of the new-spec GCSE, Maths and English staff rooms across FE have been daunted with the idea that students will struggle within the new specification, especial...
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My FE Review of MathsConf9 featuring many excellent educators, especially those who I attended workshops with. A fantastic event to read about!
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The FE Review: Mathsconf9
An exciting and brilliant day of activities and exploring methods within Mathematics. I was lucky enough to be able to go along to Mathsconf9 based in Bristol today and as an FE Maths lecturer, it was interesting to see what changes will be made to the GCSE...
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The Holistic Approach: Investing in Student's goals and ambitions
On the preface, further education is all about the Holistic approach, according to Patel (2003) we can describe holistic learning as a method of self improvement where we consider aspects of a students character in order to help them within every aspect of ...
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I'm living the Good life, not the outstanding one. Are we placing too much emphasis on Outstanding as a measure of our competency, I delve into the issues around aiming for Outstanding
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