Laura Withers
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  • Aimee Whatson
  • Carol Radmall
  • Lucy D Roberts
  • David Antrobus
  • Andrea Thompson
  • Colin Chaplin
  • Jacqueline Thomas
  • Roland Baggott
  • Keeley Knowles
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  • Samuel Kidby
  • Hannah Garnham
  • Ann Guilder
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Laura Withers's Discussions

Reflective Practice

Started this discussion. Last reply by Roland Baggott Jan 21, 2013. 7 Replies

For trainee teachers such as myself it is becoming increasingly more apparent that reflecting on my teaching experiences are essential not only to gain my qualification, or for CPD's but to help…Continue

Behaviour Management Strategies

Started Jan 17, 2013 0 Replies

I teach Equine Courses within an agricultural college that are largely dominated by female students with only one male learner across the four courses available to study. Behaviour management can be…Continue

Andragogy Vs Pedagogy - Promoting Inclusive Learning

Started this discussion. Last reply by Laura Withers Jan 19, 2013. 8 Replies

As a PGCE student teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector my students tend to range from 16 - 18 years of age typically.  Providing teaching strategies to incorporate a balanced overlap of andragogy…Continue

 

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Roland Baggott replied to Laura Withers's discussion Reflective Practice
"Hi Laura, I agree with you entirely that reflective practice is a very valuable tool to help us improve. As our audience is normally quite varied, as can be the time of day we teach, as can be the nominal interest level of the lesson, .. the one…"
Jan 21, 2013
Laura Withers replied to Laura Withers's discussion Reflective Practice
"Hi Jax I think naming a dictaphone could be rather amusing and the whole exercise could make for some entertaining listening when writing up my reflection :) A good idea though. Many thanks for your input everyone. Laura"
Jan 20, 2013
Laura Withers replied to Laura Withers's discussion Reflective Practice
"Hi Colin It's good to hear an opinion of someone that has tried a dictaphone too. I understand that this may be time consuming, especially when teachers have an ever increasing amount of planning and paperwork to sort through this method may…"
Jan 20, 2013
Colin Chaplin replied to Laura Withers's discussion Reflective Practice
"Hi Laura, It will happen naturally.  As Jacqueline has said, it can be simply a notebook (which is with you ALL the time) and a pencil.  I have no idea how old you are, but you WILL find the most important moments will stay with you and…"
Jan 20, 2013
Jacqueline Thomas replied to Laura Withers's discussion Reflective Practice
"Hi Laura, the voice recorder sounds like an a excellent idea. Just a suggestion, but bearing in mind how having a sounding board friend is meant to help reflection, I think you should give your voice recorder a pet name and make sure you explain to…"
Jan 20, 2013
Laura Withers replied to Tracy brookes's discussion Learning barriers...
"Hi Tracy   I think the more help you can draw from the learning support network available to yourself and the students within the educational establishment that you work, i see no reason why your sessions would not remain inclusive. …"
Jan 19, 2013
Laura Withers replied to Laura Withers's discussion Reflective Practice
"Hi Jax Your response is very interesting and have covered a good range of ways to record reflective practice.  Although in your opinion a note pad a pencil is all you need, i quite like the idea of recording via a voice recorder idea…"
Jan 19, 2013
Laura Withers replied to Laura Withers's discussion Andragogy Vs Pedagogy - Promoting Inclusive Learning
"Thanks T for your help and very useful comments :)   Laura"
Jan 19, 2013
Tracy brookes replied to Laura Withers's discussion Andragogy Vs Pedagogy - Promoting Inclusive Learning
"Hi laura, No not with me and my learners, there is still very much a mix of preferred learning styles, others may have noticed something different though. Great thought!! T x"
Jan 19, 2013
Tracy brookes replied to Laura Withers's discussion Andragogy Vs Pedagogy - Promoting Inclusive Learning
"Not at all, as you can easily, point out to your learners that you are just going to mix up the groups today, and every other lesson do the same, that way the learners should feel that it is more of a random choice, when really it is much more…"
Jan 19, 2013
Jacqueline Thomas replied to Laura Withers's discussion Reflective Practice
"Hi Laura, I too struggle with this and I am currently reading Becoming a reflexive researcher: using ourselves in research by Kim Etherington.  The author's perspective is a s a counsellor and the area of counselling and psychotherapy…"
Jan 18, 2013
Laura Withers posted discussions
Jan 17, 2013
Laura Withers replied to Hannah Garnham's discussion Strategies to combat nerves
"Hi Hannah,   I once heard a teacher say, " teaching is a bit like acting", it seems Amy Cuddy has acknowledged this in the TED talk. Excellent! I shall most definately be trying some of her power poses too.   Laura"
Jan 17, 2013
Laura Withers replied to Tracy brookes's discussion Learning barriers...
"Hi Tracy I do not have any students with Bipolar in any of my lessons but i frequently have to take students with dyslexia and dispraxia into account when planning sessions. To ensure my lessons remain inclusive at all times i always obtain a group…"
Jan 17, 2013
Laura Withers replied to Ellie Nelson's discussion Inclusive Teaching- THE MIDDLE MAN.
"Hi Roland Your point is very valid about not being able to form lessons plans for every single type of learner within the class, all achieving at different rates and in different stages.  I feel it would be totally impractical to be able to do…"
Jan 17, 2013
Laura Withers posted a blog post

Becoming a Reflective Practitioner

For trainee teachers such as myself it is becoming increasingly more apparent that reflecting on my teaching experiences are essential not only to gain my qualification, or for CPD's but to help improve and learn from my experiences. I would be very grateful if others could share their tips on reflective practice and the best way to keep record of this?
Jan 16, 2013

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Becoming a Reflective Practitioner

Posted on January 16, 2013 at 8:45am 0 Comments

For trainee teachers such as myself it is becoming increasingly more apparent that reflecting on my teaching experiences are essential not only to gain my qualification, or for CPD's but to help improve and learn from my experiences. I would be very grateful if others could share their tips on reflective practice and the best way to keep record of this?

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