Motivation Groups and Surgeries
Using a cross section of staff, Motivation groups promote and prove new practice from the inside. The best proof that new strategies work is when a trusted colleagues demonstrates them working with students you know well. Our innovative models for sharing practice allow the momentum created by training days to be sustained. Strategies that felt good in the training session now look good in the classroom and this must be shared. Motivation groups meetings are chaired and managed by Pivotal trainers in the first instance but are designed to continue to develop and support practice within the institution long after Pivotal’s intervention has ended.
Pivotal trainers base themselves on-site for the day and set up a series of drop in clinics. Members of staff book in to discuss specific issues or ongoing concerns. The trainer will give clear guidance with practical strategies that can be adopted immediately. Consultations are followed up with e-mentoring as new challenges emerge. Surgeries can be for individual members of staff or for small groups.
The group meetings were very useful and the whole experience so valuable. Barry is an extremely likeable and professional individual who has a great deal of varied teaching expertise.
Richard Weaver, Lecturer, South Staffordshire College