Category Archives: Performance management

Why coaching and mentoring? Webinar with Joanne Miles and Emily Barrell

Here is the link to my webinar conversation about coaching and mentoring approaches with Emily Barrell from Realise Futures Learning and Development. We talk about the differences between coaching and mentoring, the skills involved and the challenges within an educational context. … Continue reading

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The Importance of Rapport in Coaching

http://www.trainingzone.co.uk/feature/coaching/importance-building-rapport-coaching-programmes/188999 Interesting read for managers who coach others but also for Teaching and Learning Coaches who are supporting colleagues.

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More coaching models to explore: FUEL, OPERA, ACHIEVE and PESOS

http://www.trainingzone.co.uk/feature/coaching/coaching-models-explored-fuel/188365 http://www.trainingzone.co.uk/feature/coaching/coaching-models-explored-opera/188204 http://www.trainingzone.co.uk/feature/coaching/coaching-models-explored-achieve/188252 http://www.trainingzone.co.uk/feature/coaching/coaching-models-explored-pesos/188203

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Lesson Observation – new approaches, new possibilities: Cross Sector Conference

I am delighted to be involved with this major event for the sector on the hot topic of lesson observation. The event includes speakers from the world of research as well as case studies from colleges and insights from consultants … Continue reading

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Developing Strong Performers in an Ungraded Lesson Observation or “What do I do?? There were no areas for development!”

I am doing lots of consultancy right now related to the transition from graded to ungraded, developmental observation cycles in the FE sector and an interesting query has arisen from several different observers. What happens in an ungraded lesson observation … Continue reading

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How can we evaluate learning and development interventions effectively?

Interesting read on evolving approaches to evaluating learning and development. I think the FE sector is beginning to tackle this by trying to assess the impact of CPD on practice in a range of ways. http://www.trainingzone.co.uk/feature/training-cycle/discovering-new-world-kirkpatrick-and-exploring-what’s-changed-learning

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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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