On the matter of log books. I have been working with logbooks with my one to one voice students. To be honest this was a pain for me last year and I felt that it was a bit of a waste of time, eating into valuable practical teaching time.…"
You are right that constant observation during practical sessions leads the tutor to carry out their differentiation almost unconsciously. I must say that having had comments in my observations that I need to improve on this area, I have…"
The communication assignment has certainly thrown up some revelations (I am sure that you should not be horrified with your own session!) Interestingly I noticed that I was certainly leaning in the other direction, praising the more…"
"I would definitely agree with the difficulties of the set up of a traditional IT suite. I have no experience in using IT rooms in my teaching, however I found our own PGCE session in the IT suite working with pebble pad a really difficult session to…"
"Hi Mark and Sue
The confidence of the learner is so important and you are right that praise and guidance are necessary to build up self esteem. It is interesting that Sue's student lost confidence in her ability. I have been reading…"
"Q&A is something I am really struggling with at the moment. It has been suggested in my observation feedback that I need to include more open questions, as you say Chris this should draw out examples of diversity within the group and…"
"Well done you two
I think this takes discussions to a different level. It is all very well to plan for E & D in our teaching but are we making sure that it actually takes place and is making a positive effect for every learner? I certainly…"
"The idea of being threatened by particular forms of music is interesting, particularly in relation to your comments on Easter. There is a wealth of repertoire in western classical music that is sacred having its origins within the church. These…"
I think this is a good point. In trying to encourage 'scaffolding' through peer-led group work I have found that this is only successful if there is a regular assessment of the work that is going on in these groups. I have recently…"
Thought I would pick up on E&D in a more practical subject. I have found that an awareness of E&D is necessary at the very start of my course particularly in choosing repertoire. My choir is made up of 60 students with an extremely…"
"Hi Chris and Rebecca
Thought I would jump in on the conversation! This is certainly something that I have experienced and was in fact brought to my attention in my second observation. I found that for me it was all too easy to let the more confident…"