Hello

New for 2018/19, this will be the space where PD North members and some special guest Bloggers will share ideas and experiences. Watch this space and, if you would like to write a Blog for us, on the topic of further / adult community education and skills, please contact Chloë at chloeh@pdnorth.org.uk

Writer Guidelines:

WORD: 300 – 1,000 words. Keep it short and engaging. Something folks can read in their break, on the bus or in the staffroom when they have a spare moment.

STYLE: Flexible. We’re interested in: Voices from the classroom/staffroom. Resource explorations. Reviews of books, blogs and events. Think pieces. Descriptions of PDNorth exchange activity. Critical thoughts.

REFERENCES: If you choose to mention other people’s work, events, videos, resources etc please reference them and give them the kudos they deserve.

My Lockdown Confession: I forgot to compost!

by Chloë Hynes, PDNorth Lead ⬆️ TL;DR* Last…

Embrace the Zoom!

By Toby Eveleigh, GCSE Maths Course Manager, Taunton. @tobyeveleigh Anyone…

The Potential of the Pivot

by Elizabeth Hillier for the NW English PEN Lockdown has…

Organising the CPD Exchange – Week #13

A weekly blog on lessons learned by PDNorth Events Lead, Lou…

Organising the CPD Exchange: Week #11

A weekly blog on lessons learned by PDNorth Events Lead, Lou…

Organising the CPD Exchange: Week #9

A weekly blog on lessons learned by PDNorth Events Lead, Lou…

The Colour of Courage

By Annie Pendrey. Member of PDNorth’s online practitioner…

Organising the CPD Exchange: Week #7

A weekly blog on lessons learned by PDNorth Events Lead, Lou…

‘It’s an opportunity to lift your head and look around.’

A collaborative blog for PD North from the online Practitioner…

Organising the CPD Exchange Week #5

A weekly blog on lessons learned by PDNorth Events Lead, Lou…

Working From Home: The New Normal

Members of the @ccc_pathways team share what it's like to #WFH. As…

‘If I only had the nerve’: possessing GRIT and having courage

By Annie Pendrey. Member of PDNorth's online practitioner action…

Organising the CPD Exchange Week #3

A weekly blog on lessons learned by PDNorth Events Lead, Lou…

Organising the CPD Exchange Week #2 (Again)

A weekly blog on lessons learned by PDNorth Events Lead, Lou…

Organising the CPD Exchange: Week #2

A weekly blog on lessons learned by PDNorth Events Lead, Lou…

Organising the CPD Exchange: Week #1

A weekly blog on lessons learned by PDNorth Events Lead, Lou…

Trying out phonic-based approaches with ESOL students – an action research approach

By Laura Kehdi - Westway Trust. Member of PDNorth's online…

Twenty years in FE: How Practitioner Research has shaped my professional development.

Cathy Clarkson from our CPD exchange (Yorkshire & Humberside)…

Showcasing Digital: Inspiring others to #HaveAGo

by Susanna Brandon, PDNorth Northwest TLA exchange As part…

Developing Digital Literacies in English

A colleague asked me about digital resources for teaching English…

PD North HQ – meet your 2019 – 2020 team!

Images (top row) Chloë Hynes, PD North's Creative Director; …

A mental ill-health epidemic in #FE or something else entirely?

Social influences, labelling or a mental health epidemic? Understanding…

Overpowering the staff room garlics…

By Sue Keenan, Head of Teaching and Learning at Myerscough College. Tofu…

Why we teach…

By Sue Keenan @suekeenanQTLA Head of Teaching and Learning:…

Audience Engagement

My thoughts and learning as I prepare training on alternatives…

What’s the big deal about Screencasting?

By Chloe Hynes (PDNorth Social Media Comms) I first heard…

Dipping into Digital

A story of two digital “dinosaurs” foray into blogging and…

Square Pegs & Round Holes: Finding your fit in education

by Vicky Butterby Member of PDNorth: North east & Cumbria   When…

Teaching within the community – It’s not all about grammar!

by Colette Butterworth   Why is teaching English in…

Teach Like You Mean It

by Susan Keenan, PD (Lancs) TLA   I have recently…

Using ‘Job Sheets’ to Get Prisoners into Maths & English

By Barry Hartle, Instructional Officer -  HMP Haverigg From…

Power of the Network

by Gail Lydon, newly appointed PDNorth Regional Lead for Yorkshire…

FAB – Opening the Arms

by Lou Mycroft (PDNorth Digital Lead)   Some years…

Encouraging Learner Autonomy

By Anthony Dunne  PD (Mersey) Maths   There are…

Summer Reading

by Lou Mycroft (PDNorth Digital Lead & Dancing Princess) I’m…

Unlocking the ESOL Mindset

Delivering a workshop at a national conference by Colette…

Teaching Basic Literacy – Quick and easy strategies for the toolkit

Teaching basic literacy by Chloe Hynes    In recent…

Writing a Great Blog for PDNorth

If you’re even reading this, somewhere in your head is the…