January 2016 Edition
Happy New Year!
This month's edition includes:
- Tutorial resources on mental health and health and well-being
- Resources to either calm or energise your students at the start of a lesson
- Action research projects
- Planned learning walks
- TeachMeet invitation
Energisers and Calmers
Click on THIS link which will take you to the Teaching and Learning Hub on CityBit - at the top of the page you will find two presentations that contain lots of ideas and activities that you can use straight away.
CLASSROOM RESOURCE KITS
Results of the Developmental Observation Survey
- 68.2% of you said you liked being observed without a grade, but 31.8% of you said that you prefered being graded.
- 100% of you said that you felt that the developmental observation was as important as a graded observation.
- The feedback you received was useful and you generally felt that it was more informative because there was no grade to discuss.
- Only 27.3% of you said that you had visited the Teaching and Learning Hub (in the library) as a drop-in. When asked why you had not attended, nearly all of you felt that you didn't have the time, mainly due to the administrative functions of your role. We are looking into this further...
Tutorial Resources: Health and Well-being
The pack includes:
- STI matching game (cards)
- STI true or false game
- Love bites: presentation and range of resources which also develop literacy skills through reading and comprehension, writing sentences and true and false speaking and listening quiz.
- Body image lesson plan, presentation and quiz
Themed Learning Walk ; Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare/ Employabilty
Monday, Jan. 11th, 8:30pm to Friday, Jan. 15th, 4:30pm
Southampton, United Kingdom
The team of TLC's (coaches) are available to you to help with any aspect of TLA that you seek support with and can be found in the TLHub at the times listed on the flyer below. Please do pop in or email one of us with any query you might have - we really hope that you have a successful observation where the feedback leaves you confident and positive about your teaching practice.
ACTION RESEARCH PROJECTS - BE INNOVATIVE!
There are some key projects we are interested in this year: how can LSA's and teachers work most effectively together for the benefit of their students? If you film yourself teaching a lesson, what do you see? But we are really keen for any teacher who is just trying something new - being innovative - to let Hayley Ryan know so that all the evidence of our innovation can be collected and shared with one another. Look forward to hearing from you!