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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 withinĀ an educational context. … Continue reading

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Discount Flyer for Reclaiming Lesson Observation edited by Dr Matt O’Leary

I am very pleased to have been a contributor to the new book on lesson observations edited by Dr Matt O’Leary and entitled Reclaiming Lesson Observation – Supporting excellence in teacher learning. https://www.routledge.com/Reclaiming-Lesson-Observation-Supporting-excellence-in-teacher-learning/OLeary/p/book/9781138656604 The book includes a range of perspectives … Continue reading

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Tips for coaches and advanced practitioners for engaging colleagues with development work

The current context for development work Teaching and learning coaches all over the country are working to engage colleagues with development work to improve learner performance and experience. In some settings and for some initiatives this is an easy process … Continue reading

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The challenges of coaching within a performance management culture

In the Further Education sector there is an ever-growing focus on ‘managing performance’ and in many colleges, the teaching and learning coaching team find themselves in an uncomfortable position within this process. I have been a T&L coach, I have … Continue reading

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Communication skills within coaching conversations: Are we listening effectively?

Recently, I have been delivering some training with coaching and Advanced Practitioner groups in different colleges and the topic of listening skills has provoked some interesting discussion. We have been talking about the need for high quality, active listening skills … 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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Leverage observation and coaching approaches: Good read for observers and coaches in the FE sector

This is a really interesting blog with a series of additional posts at the bottom of the page. I think this approach could enhance some conversations with teachers after lesson observations in the FE sector. http://improvingteaching.co.uk/2014/12/14/archimedean-leadership-1-what-problems-could-leverage-observation-solve/

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