The Art of School Coaching
Become the coach your teachers need & your students deserve.
Types of Coaching
- The coach knows the correct instructions
- The coach can communicate those instructions in ways the client will understand
- The client is interested and wants to receive the instructions
- The client has enough experience to translate the instructions into performance
- The coach and client are looking for an immediate, short-term solution to a pressing problem
- The coaching process is based on the client's needs
- The client allows himself to be coached
- The coach and the client trust each other completely
- The coach has enough background knowledge, coaching skills, and confidence in those skills to address the client's goals
- The coach focuses on the client's desired outcomes
So, how do you coach someone?
Tips and Reminders for Successful Coaching
Coaching is a non-sequential, non-linear process.
Coaching groups will require repeated conversations.
A coach will draw on all areas of life when working with clients.
Curiosity and the ability to listen, question, focus, and achieve results are essential.
Coaches must have a high tolerance for ambiguity.
Coaches must be compassionate and respect their clients.
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