Have you ever heard about peer coaching?
In contrast to performance coaching, which is focused on achieving goals, improving skills and providing feedback, peer coaching doesn’t include evaluation of your performance and giving advice. It is based on the assumption that professionals benefit more from discussing new ideas together, building trust, providing support and observing each other than from just simply following advice. In the peer coaching process, professionals often switch between the role of a peer coach and the role of a peer client.
Benefits of peer coaching:
- Faster learning of new teaching skills
- Share of successful practices
- Higher motivation and job satisfaction
- Better relationships with colleges and improved school climate
- Professional and emotional support
“Never doubt that that a small group of thoughtful committed people can change the world: indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.
GROW is a simple and very effective coaching model, that is used to structure peer coaching sessions.
The model includes 4 different phases:
Goal: setting a specific, measurable attainable, realistic and timely goal
Reality: describing and examining the current reality
Options: exploring and discussing options, identifying possible obstacles
Way forward: committing the actions, reviewing the progress
Check out our Peer coaching training course!
In the course you will learn:
- how to professionally lead a coaching session in the context of peer coaching
- how to implement GROW model of coaching
- basic coaching skills, including active listening, rapport, building trust, empathy, summarizing, paraphrasing, reflecting and raising awareness