Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Feedback sandwich!

Ohpps!  Got a bit a carried away with my ideas and Sharne had to reign me in……..

Only allowed to decorate fabric at this stage, no stitching or layering up allowed!!!!!!!!!!!!  Need to read the instructions more carefully.

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After fabric had dried I decided that there was still not enough contrast so sponged white acrylic on it and then ironed on half my stars in a random fashion.

Then had to decide how to print the words on, wish I was in Sharne’s room so that I could use her ‘Big Foot’ to cut myself a stencil to sponge over, but wasn't, so spent the next hour looking for the rubber alphabet that I had bought years ago (that i couldn't live without – but never got round to using!)  But eventually found it lurking at the back of one of the drawers and set too with printing (very slowly) appropriate words.  Obviously, European Union, because that is what it is about, but also, respect, diversity, equality, difference and celebrate.

Then it was off the Stock Brook Manor for my posh training….

IMG_6116 Luckily Stacey is practicing making cakes so bought a sample in for us to test.  These set the day off to a very nice start and with the promise of coffee and chocolate ones tomorrow what more could we all want.

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Then it was college, learning how to give good feedback even if you need to suggest how learners can improve, bit strange as our training was teaching us how to deal with difficult situations.  Good News, Bad News, Good News.

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Fortunately Stacey remembered the coffee and chocolate cakes, I had to try both of course!  Also, the training was superb, and we were given lots of goodies too, each of which relate to an aspect of the training, it was all very professional and clever, but more importantly useful.  Had to write a difficult email tonight and I think it helped me convince someone to do something that they were against considering, fingers crossed I have helped them a little.


Then tonight I concluded a good day with a lovely long walk over the fields with Ralph and ironed the rest of my stars on my piece of fabric.

And tomorrow we have a Benefits Take Up Campaign in the Eastgate Shopping Centre.


dianehobbit said...

Good job, you put your work/ideas on your blog.

chrissythreads said...

Your post took back to my own training many years ago and made me chuckle. We had a whole Saturday once learning how to deal with difficult situations and were each given role play cards as to how we were to play the student. One of my colleague's 'student' was particularly tricky and had a whole wealth of 'problems' which needed the correct counselling. After the end of about 30 mins she sat back relieved that she had successfully negotiated the stormy waters and her 'student' looked down at her role play card and said 'one last thing- I'm pregnant' with that my colleague got up, left the room and was never seen on our course again. I often wondered if she continued teaching or opted for a quieter life- exploring, race car driving, etc... fotunately in all my years of teaching that was one 'problem' I never had to deal with!