#educoachOC Chat 20: Conversational Contexts

#educoachOC returns this month to discuss the range of conversational contexts where coaching and coaching approaches can be helpful. In schools, these contexts are often identified as the starting point for the development of coaching. The Global Framework for Coaching and Mentoring in Education (van Nieuwerburgh & Campbell, 2015) provides a useful model of four … More #educoachOC Chat 20: Conversational Contexts

#educoachOC Chat 18: Coaching for Leadership

While during our monthly #educoachOC chat we often have general conversations around coaching in education, and sometimes talk specifically about coaching teachers, this Monday #educoachOC is going to be exploring coaching leaders for leadership. Even though the ‘OC’ in our name refers to an Oceania-friendly time, we’re a global chat and would love for you … More #educoachOC Chat 18: Coaching for Leadership

#educoachOC Chat 16: Asking the Best Questions

Asking questions is a fundamental part of a coaching conversation. Just as listening and being present help contribute to a positive conversational experience socially, so too does questioning. Asking questions in everyday conversation can demonstrate interest, engagement, empathy and support. It could even say something about our values and beliefs. The questions we choose to … More #educoachOC Chat 16: Asking the Best Questions

#educoachOC Chat 14: A [Coaching] Year in Review

Over the past year #educoachOC has discussed a wide range of topics. Having previously explored the nature of coaching conversations and the fundamental issue of trust, we started 2016 with a focus on establishing and fostering successful coaching relationships. Coaching as Route Finding considered the role of the coach in facilitating personalised learning for the coachee. Our next … More #educoachOC Chat 14: A [Coaching] Year in Review