Category: Guest post

Reflections on the Reimagining FE Conference 2017

Reimagining FE Blog by Dr.Janet Lord, Manchester Metropolitan University. June 2017 Janet is a lecturer in education at Manchester Metropolitan University. She moved into teacher education and HE after many years teaching in schools and colleges. Her research concerns pedagogy, the student experience, and teacher development and identity. There is a fabulous UCU/Edge Hill University/Birmingham…

Twitter for Educators – All About Community

As a long time user of Twitter in both my personal and professional life, when I became a trainee teacher I automatically looked for ways that Twitter could support my practice and well-being. Initially, I thought about Twitter as a tool I could use directly with my students and, indeed, my very first micro-teach was…

The journey continues

Despite the often horrendous journeys that some of our students make to reach the UK and Scotland in particular. I am really amazed at their commitment to learn English as a second language and their desire to get an education. Over the years, many men and women who have arrived at Glasgow Kelvin College beginning…

Adult Education an important story to share

Big or small your story is worth sharing. Community is at the heart of EPALE (https://ec.europa.eu/epale/en), the Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe, and we strive to create an environment for the exchange of best practice and sharing of adult learning content. It is a multilingual open membership community for teachers, trainers, researchers, academics,…

We are One

A new world order will begin on the 20th of January with the inauguration of Mr. Trump, should I be wary of this enigma and his impact on the world stage? Yes, I answer myself and so should all my colleagues in F.E. throughout Britain. His discriminatory language against women and ethnic groups has provided…

FE is essential for all

I was made redundant from my post as university lecturer. I have a BA and MA but found employment choices difficult following redundancy. An FE course from the TUC enabled me to retrain and reinvent myself as a trade union officer. I don’t know what I would have done without FE. ❤ FE

If we want to continue to Transform lives we need the transform ourselves?

I am proud to have been involved in Further and Adult Education for over 40 years. Firstly, as teacher, learner, lecturer, manager, Vice Principal and Principal and now privileged to be chair of governors at Northern College in Barnsley an Ofsted double rated ‘outstanding’ provider of Adult residential education. In all those years I have…

The Importance of being a teacher-practitioner

The smell of the grease paint, the heat of the lights, the sound of laughter, the thrill of the applause….a life in the theatre. When I decided to be a Performing Arts teacher I thought I had to leave all of this in the past. That was, however, until I discovered other ways to fulfil…