Something to consider for all educators… OpenDyslexic, a new open source font created to increase readability for readers with dyslexia. The typeface includes regular, bold, italic, and bold-italic styles. It is being updated continually and improved based on input from dyslexic users. And the best…. It is free! Find out more here.
A good summary as to why reflective practice is important and how it can be improved is provided by the University of Kent: https://www.kent.ac.uk/learning/PDP-and-employability/pdp/reflective.html There are different models that can be used to structure reflective writing. Leeds Beckett University provides a useful overview of the most important ones: http://skillsforlearning.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/preview/content/models/01.shtml One model that provides a particular […]
Helen Webb gives insight into her Science/Biology teaching practice (Outstanding Classrooms) on her blog Helen Webb including insights into being a student herself (MA Education) and CPD Teacher Packages. For Student Mentors, the following articles seem particularly useful: Strategies to improve students’ independent study skills Feedback How do you know your students are learning?
For all those aspiring educators… Regular updates including advice from current trainees, newly qualified and experienced teachers, teacher mentors and tutors. UCAS Teacher Training Blog
Why not devote a mentoring session to study skills with a focus on ‘studying on your commute’? Janette Myers, a Learning Developer at St George’s, University of London, has written a #Take5 blog post highlighting how to make meaningful use of the time spend in trains, buses and tubes. This seems important advice considering that […]
Useful inputs on professional practice based on the idea of “teaching as cooking”: Educational Developers’ Cookbook: a collection of practical ideas offered for use by the educational development community. Teaching Approaches Menu: menu designed by Sheffield Hallam University to assist educators in identifying different teaching approaches and the technologies that can support and enhance those approaches. […]
A useful resource for all those working in Higher Education: No 12, 2017 http://journal.aldinhe.ac.uk/index.php/jldhe
This looks very interesting… The Student’s guide to peer mentoring: Get more from your university experience by Louise Frith, Gina May, Amanda Pocklington (2017 Palgrave) There are many different reasons for students to become a peer mentor. Perhaps you are looking to enhance your CV, or simply to help others? Whatever your motivations, this book will […]
The 10th issue of the Journal of Peer Learning has now been published. A must read for anyone interested in peer learning.
This seems an interesting symposium for people working with HE students: Constructing the higher education student: understanding spatial variations I & II Friday 01 September 2017 (14:40 – 16:20) & Friday 01 September 2017 (16:50 – 18:30) Many scholars have argued that, in contemporary society, higher education policy and practice have both been profoundly changed by […]