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Creative, collaborative, thought-provoking

Coaching for Teachers

Coaching-for-Teachers1Coaching is a powerful, thought-provoking, collaborative and creative process that inspires great results where the coach in conversation, partners with the client to maximize their personal and professional potential. Coaching accelerates the process of great performance and closes the gap between where the client is now and where they ideally want to be. To support people in getting there, your coach will challenge you to go further than where you would normally stop and acts as a catalyst to discover options and ideas you might not have thought of alone. Your coach will keep you on track, accountable and focused on achieving your goals.

Level 1 - Essential Coaching Skills for Teachers

This 35 hour course introduces those in the educational sector to the set of core coaching skills and is especially designed to allow teachers to experience and practice “state-of-the-art” coaching tools. Participants will be exposed to how to use coaching techniques in their work relationships, and thus gain the advantage of bringing a coach approach to the educational environment.

Next Course - Starting July 2017, Madrid

Module 1 - Monday July 3rd - Friday July 7th, 10.00 - 14.00

Module 2 - Saturday September 16th, 09.30 - 14.30.

Module 3 - Saturday September 30th, 09.30 - 14.30.

Module 4 - Saturday October 21st, 09.30 - 14.30.

Course Objectives

  • Discover coaching as a powerful model for management and leadership in an educational context
  • Introduce participants to the fundamental principles of coaching and how it differs from other disciplines
  • Learn a tried and tested model for a coaching conversation and provide space for participants to put it into practice
  • Learn and practice the latest cutting edge coaching tools for the educational context
  • Provide teachers with effective means to support their learners realize their potential and achieve their goals
  • Understand and learn the structure and the process of integrating a coach approach in an educational organization
  • Further participants' individual personal and professional development
  • Enhance teacher and whole school effectiveness and equip teachers to be agents for reform.

Course Content

The course introduces the following areas

  • An Introduction to Coaching
    • Guiding Principles
    • Coaching & Other Disciplines
  • Coaching In The Educational Organisation
  • Creating ‘The Coaching Environment’
  • The Coaching Conversation
    • A Model for The Coaching Conversation - The STRIDE Model
      • Strengths: awareness of strengths and resources
      • Targets: agree a focus and challenge to work on
      • Reality: consider the present reality, consider any perceived obstacles
      • Ideas: discover ideas, weigh up the options
      • Decisions: on the best option and commit to action
      • Evaluation: what has happened, over time, as the result of the commitment?
  • Essential Coaching Skills
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    • Creating Rapport & Listening Effectively
    • Discovering Strengths & Resources
    • Using Discovery Questions & Empowering Language
    • Building Commitment & Setting Achievable Goals
    • Creating Awareness & Designing Action Strategies
    • Managing Progress & Moving Forward With Feedback
    • Acknowledging Performance & Celebrating Success
    • Walking the Talk – Modelling Good Practice
  • Coaching Practice
    • Hands on coaching practice that deals with the everyday issues of the participant teachers


Beautiful color pencils on a white backgroundThe sessions will be in a workshop format, highly participative and interactive and fun. Participants will meet a wide variety of ideas, concepts and activities of immediate classroom application and throughout the course, they will have the opportunity to prepare a motivating action plan that will help them continue to implement what they will have learned long after the training has finished.

Participants will also have ample opportunity to coach and be coached and as a result, get hands-on practice of the concepts the course covers. Feedback is also an essential part of the course where participants will use the experience of coaching and being coached to reassess, develop and improve on their skills.

Furthermore, there will be ample opportunity to tailor parts of the course to the specific needs of the participants and to focus the sessions around the day-to-day issues facing teachers today.

Course Value

Coaching is not only a developmental process, but an evolutionary one as well. With a coach you can learn how to be more effective and accomplish more with less effort – this is the developmental aspect of coaching. However, as you go through the coaching process, you will also be thinking differently and expanding yourself and your world, and we can call this evolving. Therefore ‘a coach approach’ to teacher training and development not only focuses on what you do in the classroom, but more importantly, who you are when you are with your learners and in your daily life as well.

For schools and educational organisations we also advocate the introduction of a coaching culture and believe that a ‘coach approach’ to interacting with people and developing others is essential. A ‘coach approach’ in this context helps to

  • offer options and promote innovation.
  • provide support and outcome orientated feedback
  • diminish isolation in teaching.
  • foster professional dialogues that encourage teachers to generate effective solutions to their own challenges.
  • develop a synergy of creativity.
  • increase collegiality.
  • enhance communication between all areas of the educational organisation.
  • develop and retain valuable staff members.
  • recognise the leadership role that teachers must assume.
  • ensure accountability.
  • equip teachers to be agents for reform.
  • make good teachers the greatest

Get in touch with Use Your Edge for more information on we can support you and your organisation at yoursuccess@useyouredge.com