School coaching as a field and as a process can play a key role in the social-emotional learning of young people. The term ‘school coaching’ or ‘coaching in education’ has been used loosely with a generally accepted definition as yet to be agreed on. School coaching has been defined as a “one-to-one conversation focused on the enhancement of learning and development through increasing self-awareness and a sense of personal responsibility where the coach facilitates the self-directed learning of the coachee through questioning, active listening and appropriate challenge in a supportive and encouraging climate”
Teacher coaching in schools takes various forms, but is commonly conceived as a means of providing personalized professional support to teachers through discussion about their practice. Coaching takes time to organise and facilitate within any organisation, and as time is precious in all schools it is important that coaching, where used, works to maximum effect.
This course intends to contribute to school coaching. It aims to provide the trainees with the key skills of coaching and give them a clear insight and understanding into the dynamics that happen between people. Its main purpose is to create the pedagogy that delivers deep learning, fosters resilience and creates reflective and independent learners with the help of coaching in the classroom.
- Learning how to establish active rapport and trust with a coachee
- Adoption of active listening for meaning construction and goal attainment
- Learning questioning for understanding and empathy
- Discovering ways for prompting action, reflection and learning
- Learning ways for developing confidence of the coachee
- Creating a positive learning culture in the classroom
- Establishing a coaching pedagogy in the classroom
- Building coaching into pedagogy to ensure impact on learning, progression and achievement
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