Monthly Archives: July 2014

IoF National Convention 2014: Developing Coaching Skills (Part Three)

What is the biggest challenge of being a coach?  This depends on the coach, but for me, the initial challenges of not giving advice and learning to really listen attentively were the biggest ones. I try to focus my mind … Continue reading

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Have you tried the in class flip yet? Article and video clip

The article http://www.edutopia.org/blog/flipped-classroom-in-class-version-jennifer-gonzalez The video clip    

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Why bother with coaching conversations?

1. They help people think deeply and broadly about any topic brought into the conversation, providing much needed reflective space in the busy world of work. 2. They allow people identify moments of good performance and mine them for insights … Continue reading

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IoF National Convention 2014: Q&A on Developing Coaching Skills (Part Two)

I am thinking of hiring a coach. What sort of questions should I be asking of coaches? What should I look for in a coach? What experience do you have and can I have a few references? What qualifications do … Continue reading

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Higher Order Thinking Skills Learning Outcomes Poster

Use this handy poster (select the image on the link to download) to help you write learning outcomes using Bloom’s taxonomy and incorporate development of higher order thinking skills into your sessions. Thanks to New College Durham for this one! … Continue reading

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Fixed Mindsets and Growth Mindsets: Recommended Article for Teachers and Coaches

This is an interesting read about the significance of mindset in learning – highly recommended! http://www.bobcraig.co.uk/articles.html

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IoF National Convention 2014: Q&A on Developing Coaching Skills (Part One)

1. What is the difference between coaching and mentoring? When to use each? Mentoring tends to be related to someone more experienced or knowledgeable passing on information, ideas, approaches and resources to a less experienced person. It is commonly used … Continue reading

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