A very interesting blog article on Poverty and Mental Health by Iris Elliott Head of Policy and Research at the Mental Health Foundation. She has written a full report on the subject which can be downloaded for free from a link on her blog.
Submitted by Ruth James on Thu, 01/09/2016 - 16:57
Hi everyone - I've tried to get to grips with Padlet today and post some learner comments. After a few interruptions, I've managed to get one comment on there and will add more later, assuming I've done it properly!
Submitted by Brenda Harrison on Thu, 25/08/2016 - 16:16
Just reflecting on the week thats gone and what I feel has gone well for us here at the project. I went to the curriculum planning day in London and this really helped me think about Phase 2. It was sooo good to meet colleagues from the other projects and to share our experiences with some light humour mixed in. Working with Errolie on the Group 2 delivery was great - thanks Errolie - because finding out about their approach has led to a rethink on ours.
How to use the SMOG calculator - SMOG stands for Simplified Measure of Gobbledygook You can use this calculator to check the readability level of your own documents or texts from a website. It uses a version of the SMOG formula, which gives a score as a "readability level".
This is my first blog ever so please be patient with me. I have been a tutor on Blue Sly for the past 15 months as well as teaching and assessing in apprenticeships. I have a diverse working background. I became very ill with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ ME, a very under researched and unsupported condition.
It has been about a month since my last real blog entry for which I apologise. So much seems to have happened in my role as Project Manager, initially as an interim post but now I have the post for the duration of the pilot.