Belfast Metropolitan College

HoT Learning

  • I’ve been inspired!
  • Discovering – like learning the chords at the end of Stravinsky’s Symphonies for Wind Instruments.
  • To infinity and beyond.
  • I feel that I’ve been involved in going the extra mile today, and look forward to more.
  • Very enjoyable – creative and grabbed my attention throughout.
  • Cant wait to get started!
  • Cutting apron strings – let learners go!
  • Super – thought provoking, intelligent, and very, very helpful.
  • A colleague who had dreaded 3 hours this morning sent a message to say it was well worth coming. She was not wrong.
  • I will rethink many aspects of the way I teach.
  • Many things are a lot clearer.
  • A pedagogical whirlwind.
  • Refreshing and extremely helpful.
  • A clearing mist.
  • I will now see the learners at the heart of what I do rather than aim to ‘get through’ the syllabus.

HoT2 – Techniques for engaging learners

  • A wilted flower that’s just been given a drop of water.
  • Think big first, then refine as cost/needs dictate – great idea..
  • Eating a huge bar of chocolate.
  • Very good session. We tend to become bogged down in processes which block creativity.
  • I need to think about how to build in the ‘curiosity’ idea – to keep students motivated.

“Yes, were all individuals” Brian, 1979

  • TED talk.
  • Exceptionally interesting.
  • Sunrise/dawn – illumination!
  • Rocket.
  • Excellent reflective session and clearly one that challenges teaching strategies to date.
  • An oasis of sense.
  • An eye opener.
  • Rekindled old ideas lost over time.
  • A light has come on!
  • Plenty of proactive techniques.
  • Enjoyed questioning how I question.
  • Excellent ideas on differentiation which we do not do enough of now.
  • Thought provoking, with some very good practical tips.
  • A light being switched on to illuminate a dark room.
  • It helped me with what I have always considered to be the main difficulty in teaching further education.
  • Stimulated such useful pedagogical discussion.
  • Very challenging – would love to build all this in.
  • A journey of discovery!
  • Make me re-think my teaching strategies for next year.
  • I need to get to know individual students and their needs early on, and try to plan strategies to meet their needs.
  • Now I’ve had a glass of wine, I want the bottle!
  • This session has enhanced my motivation ahead of next week.
  • Good to be reminded that we should always reinvent our teaching skills.
  • Helped me reconsider what to do with over achievers.
  • A new perspective. Lots of great ideas.
  • Need to revisit my scheme of work and invest in my teaching in order to work smarter.
  • Eye opener.
  • Some of the fog has lifted.
  • Several Damascene moments.
  • Excellent presenter with very innovative and creative tasks.

Data Springboard

  • Very thought provoking and unusually enjoyable.
  • Expanding my mind to make me better than I am.
  • Touchstone – a reminder of what is important.
  • Inspiring.
  • I will increase my observation of useful data; note it and act on it earlier.
  • I will integrate the concept of volatile indicators into the units I teach.
  • Eye-opening.
  • Kenny Dalglish taking Liverpool to 6th.
  • Moving from HD ready to 1080!
  • Controlling the rapids rather than being controlled by them.
  • It will help me contribute to our quality assurance process.
  • An oasis.

Preparing for Live Self Assessment

  • Plato’s cave
  • Challenging.
  • Excellent.
  • Journey down quality street.
  • Food for thought… feeling full!
  • Excellent self assessment is honest self assessment.
  • The scales fell from my eyes.
  • I will certainly use the ‘so what’, but I will focus more on trying to get the ‘roadmap to outstanding’ out of the SER.
  • You can teach an old dog new tricks.
  • Everyone should go on this training.
  • Revelatory.
  • Revolutionary.
  • My SER (SAR) is going to become more student focused rather than management.
  • Excellent session with some great pointers from which to improve my SER and indeed have that IMPACT.
  • Enlightening.
  • Exciting.
  • It demystified the language needed to make this a meaningful process.
  • Very enjoyable. Difficult topic, well handled.
  • Discovering cornerstones.
  • Found games very helpful and informative. Really like the football analogy.
  • Magical mystery tour!
  • Switched the light on!
  • Thoroughly enjoyable. Best so far.
  • Audit to impact.

The Self-Assessment Flip

  • I really got a lot out of your session and have been singing your praises to anyone who will listen.
  • It has improved my understanding of what we are expected to do.
  • Roses are red, Violets are blue, This session made me want to improve, So thank you!!
  • Enthusiastic and knowledgeable presenter who clearly has a passion for this area of work.
  • Super-duper.
  • Inspirational.
  • Excellent – very useful – creative – practical!
  • Challenging!
  • Excellent workshop.
  • Engaging and thought provoking.
  • Make it longer. It was excellent.
  • A first class event.

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