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What do you need for great goals?

Coaching has a wide range of definitions and approaches. One of the most prevalent understandings is that coaching comprises “a collaborative relationship formed between a coach and the coachee for the purpose of attaining professional or personal development outcomes which … Continue reading

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Blended Learning reviewed in New Zealand

Image by groovysuvi via FlickrAn article recently published in the Computers in New Zealand Schools Journal, gave the details of a study that examined a teacher’s first implementation of online learning in a Learning Management System (LMS). The programme of … Continue reading

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The Learning Powered School

Image by wlibrary via FlickrGuy Claxton today facilitated a webinar entitled The Learning Powered School. One of the first things he started by asking was why is it that the 19th century approach to learning and teaching is so ‘sticky’. … Continue reading

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Why does Sara feel sick every Monday morning? Coping with dyslexia.

Do you know anyone who fits the following profile (taken from Danella Smallridge‘s Wiki) Sara has undiagnosed dyslexia. She is good at maths and art. She constantly struggles with reading and spelling. She had reading recovery at 6 years old and … Continue reading

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Access to the Internet appears to be one of the key sticking points

Access to the Internet appears to be one of the key sticking points for those students who are based in the lowest socio-economic communities. While this factor seems to be pretty logical, maybe it is less obvious that low decile … Continue reading

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Schools are technophobes? Your thoughts…

I took a couple of sharp intakes of breath while reading this article (Schools are failing our children simply because they are technophobes, by Allister Heath, that was shared by Mike Preece). I certainly agreed with some of the broad statements (“universities…still mostly requir[e] … Continue reading

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That feeling when you uncover that hard-sought insight!

Success has different interpretations, and not all successful coaching sessions will see progress toward a specific goal (A to B) or having developed a strategy or solution (Allen, 2013). Sometimes it can be a sense of the coach and coachee working together … Continue reading

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The eight stages to a successful coaching culture

When we learn something, we change. However, it may take several steps during a coaching session to help a coachee become aware that they have learned, and recognise the relevance and application of their learning, which in turn, can help … Continue reading

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Helping people to change through active listening

One of the abilities of a coach is the being able to listen – to try to understand another person’s reality, and how they experience and interpret their world. Active listening has been identified as an “important way to bring … Continue reading

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Ever signed a contract that you didn’t read?

Beverly Taylor works at Wintec in Hamilton, and she is one of the first to tell you that group assignments offer a range of challenges. One of the strategies she uses, however, is to ask students to create a contract … Continue reading

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