Monthly Archives: May 2012

Tips for starting up as a training or coaching freelancer: how to keep useful records

Starting a freelance training or coaching business? At the outset there is a great deal to do and it can be easy to let the record keeping slide to the bottom of the list, as you focus on getting business … Continue reading

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Tips for beginner coaches

When you first start coaching there can be a lot to take on board and many new skills to practise. Here are a few practical tips to get you started. 1. Investigate a few coaching frameworks such as GROW and … Continue reading

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Bringing your project to life through Solution Focused Coaching

 It’s really difficult to deliver a successful teaching and learning project that produces improvements in quality and performance. There are just so many ways to fail: the plan looks exciting but not enough activity follows it the working group who … Continue reading

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Supported Experiments and Solution Focused Coaching Training Day

There are still a few places available on my next training day related to Supported Experiments action research cycles and Solution Focused Coaching. The event takes place on June 29th 2012 and you can find additional information on the link … Continue reading

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Eight ways to share good practice

It is the season of good practice events in schools and colleges, so here are 8 different ways to set up your event: Learning Fair where each group shares their findings and resources from their good practice– this can be … Continue reading

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The expensive conference day is dead: long live sustainable models of CPD! By Joanne Miles

The research Why are so many colleges not paying attention to staff development research on effective CPD? Joyce and Showers in 2002 highlighted that: Effective staff development involves experimentation by teachers followed by discussion with colleagues over time (peer coaching). The … Continue reading

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Putting the focus back on teaching and learning

If you’d like to take home plenty of ideas about putting the focus back on teaching and learning, I hope you’ll book in for my training day on May 9th 2012.  There are a few places left and you can … Continue reading

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