Just like athletes, teachers are primed to put newly learned skills to good use — if they are brought into play through coaching. The reason is the development of skill by itself doesn’t ensure transfer. Theoretical study, observations of experts in action and practice in protected conditions help. But add effective coaching, with the opportunity for feedback and teachers can begin to transfer new skills into their active repertoire.
Using empirical research that shows the positive effect that coaching can have on team morale, development and performance, this session highlights the differences between coaching and mentoring, offers practical techniques on how coaching can be applied schoolwide and uses scenarios to demonstrate how teaching and learning can be improved through coaching.