Category: Teaching

BELONG - RESPECT - ASPIRE - ACHIEVE

Do teachers know thy impact

Yesterday I wrote about aspiring senior leaders knowing / finding out about their impact, it stems from my coaching relationship with three such aspiring leaders (Job applications – who are you?). In turn, I have been considering thy impact as coach? I then re-read Chris Moyse’s very promising Growing great teachers post and policy documents,…
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16 Mar ’19 2

Job applications – know thy self

Are you looking to take a first step into teaching, or that next step in your teaching career? Any career for that matter? I can assure you, that almost all recruitment processes will expected you to know who you are; your strengths and your areas for development and your outlook or philosophy for the industry…
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15 Mar ’19 0

Applying for a new job? Benefit from 500 years of teacher experience?

Based on BBC II! Snog Marry Avoid I presented the responses from a minimum of 50 teachers, on a series of co-collaborated education based questions. Each response is the prefixed with an opening word stem, but instead of “snog, marry, avoid,” it is “always, sometimes, never.” For example; What to do, when your colleague enters…
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10 Mar ’19 0

Deeper, cleaner, leader, coach

I only have a little more experience than when I wrote my first post about Clean Language, – Deeper, cleaner, leader. Since then, I have been able to employ my fledgedly questions and listening skills. Question 1: And what kind of X (is that X)? “And what kind of X (is that X)” has lived…
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9 Mar ’19 0

Moving from mentor to coach

With my first formal coaching session, as coach, scheduled in the diary, I have done all that I can to prepare and be prepared. I believe that I have done all that a can to prepare. I have: Started to built a rapport with the client(s) Explained what coaching is and what it is not…
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6 Mar ’19 0

Deeper, cleaner, leader

For 18 months, communication (both sending and received messages) has been an area for professional development and investigation. In my mind, communication has now been separated into two actionable sending components; planned communication and conversations on-the-go and one receptive component, listening. Over the past eight months, communication has overlapped with growing interest in Coaching. It…
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26 Feb ’19 0