James Kieft- #ReadTL15

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We are very pleased to be able to announce the second Reading Teaching and Learning Conference to take place at Reading College on Saturday 27 June. You can register for free here.

This free day of CPD will showcase great Teaching and Learning from across the education sector, including the FE sector and will cost nothing. Attendees will have the opportunity to attend a number of sessions on the day that will each contain collaboration, discussion and learning aplenty.

Matt Bromley has been confirmed as the keynote speaker on ‘The Science of Learning’ and Mindset as well as facilitating a workshop on ‘The ingredients for outstanding learning’. Matt is an experienced school and college leader, an education writer and consultant, and a teacher-trainer. You can view his bio here.

The day will embody Reading College’s own ‘Pass It On‘ ethos with practitioners sharing their time, resources and passion in order to inspire others. Students will have a very visible presence on the day; providing the food, technology support and visitor services. You can read more about the day here.

This is part of a series of posts written by our #ReadTL15 workshop speakers. Fifth up is James Kieft.

WHAT WILL YOUR WORKSHOP BE ABOUT?

A range of sites and apps for use with teaching and learning.

DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN 5 WORDS:

Youthful

Energetic

Enthusiastic

Fun

Male

WHAT DOES EDUCATION MEAN TO YOU?

Imparting knowledge in a engaging and innovative way, whilst also learning from others.

WHAT IS THE BEST CPD YOU’VE EVER DONE AND WHY?

LSIS subject learning coach qualification, It allowed me to revisit educational theories,that I had not looked since I finished my teaching qualifications.

More importantly it got me to think again about the way I communicate with others and importance of active listening, and use questioning to help others find a solution for themselves.

WHAT IS THE BEST THING ABOUT YOUR JOB?

Working with staff and students from across all the different departments, providing a solution focused approach.

WHAT IS THE MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT OF YOUR WORKING LIFE AND WHY?

My first tutor group graduating after working with them for two year, seeing how they had grown in confidence since they started with me.

THANK A TEACHER:

My art teacher at secondary school who suggested I go and study photography at College. If it was not for her I may not have ended up doing what I am doing now!

Register to attend #ReadTL15 on Saturday 27th June 2015 here!

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