mentoring

Mentoring, professional development and teacher education

Dr Rebecca Eliahoo (Principal Lecturer, Department of Leadership and Professional Development, Westminster Business School) has contributed to the Inspiration 4 Teachers podcast show, which interviews “dynamic and inspirational educators.” A highly experienced mentor, mentoring educator and teacher education developer, Rebecca talks about the value mentoring during teacher training brings, and goes on to stress how […]

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Using Flickr for sharing assessment ideas

Using Flickr to support assessment

Flickr is an image sharing website used worldwide. In this video and screencast, Angela Kingston talks about how she used Flickr in her module Curating Contemporary Art, part of the MA Museums, Galleries and Contemporary Culture. As part of their assessment students must put together a proposal for an art exhibition they will curate. Time […]

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formative assessment cycle

Formative assessment and feedback

Formative assessment can support meaningful learning by providing opportunities for students to: make sense of criteria; practice assessment skills/knowledge or entire assignments; receive and generate feedback on progression towards specific summative assessment tasks; engage with content and/or develop skills needed to achieve learning outcomes; receive and generate feedback on general learning progression; create and experiment […]

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Students talking in lectures

Students talking in lectures

Students talking in lectures can be distracting and off-putting for lecturers and other students. If students are talking in the lecture you could follow the lecture protocol if you have one. Example Lecture protocol In previous years problems were created during lectures as a result of a minority of students in the lecture theatre talking […]

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Tearful students

Tearful students

Tearful students need care and attention. If a student is tearful, take them somewhere quiet and more private and allow them to explain what is wrong. It is useful to have a box of tissues in your office. Reassure them that it is OK to be upset but retain your professional role e.g. don’t cuddle […]

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Addressing absenteeism

Addressing absenteeism

Absenteeism can be disruptive for classes, and ongoing absenteeism will ultimately effect student learning. Whilst attendance at lectures and seminars is not compulsory it can be helpful to take a weekly register. This at least lets students know that you have some interest in whether or not they attend and could go some way towards […]

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Handling aggressive students

Handling aggressive students

Handling aggressive students is occasionaly something all student-facing staff have to deal with. This can be a very unpleasant experience, and these tips can help you to deal with this type of situation: Stay calm and try to diffuse the situation. If the student remains aggressive or you feel they might become violent, and you […]

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