Peer coaching as a Sustainable Source of Professional Development
Erasmus+ course summary
Coaching is one of the most effective evidence-based teaching practice. Teachers use it not only as a tool for professional development during class observation activities but also in their communication with students and parents. It empowers teachers, connects the teams and leads to better relationships. In the course on peer coaching participants train their coaching skills by asking powerful questions and using GROW coaching model. They also work on limiting beliefs and reflect upon their teaching based on Dilts’s neurological levels. Beside practicing basic coaching skills participants become acquainted also with variety of coaching tools such are drawings, coaching wheel and questionnaires.
"Coaching is unlocking a person's potential to maximize their own performance. It's helping them to learn rather than teaching them." – Tim Gallway
C - Confirmed
The right question is half the answer.
Combine personal and professional development by using powerful questions to support yourself, your students and your colleagues.
DAY 1: Introductory meeting, explanation of practical arrangements, presentation of timetable, information about course venue.
DAY 2: Coaching principles, coaching boundaries with respect to evaluation, mentoring, and counselling, coaching applications. Asking powerful questions, framework for questions. Coaching demonstration. Asking questions – exercise in pairs, reflection and feedback.
DAY 3: Introduction to GROW coaching model. GROW coaching model in triads, reflection, feedback. Coaching skills: active listening, rapport, trust. Limiting beliefs: awareness in limiting beliefs, how to address the limiting beliefs in coaching.
DAY 4: Awareness of interpersonal differences. Understanding others: recognising others, understanding others’ behaviour. The difference between behaviour and motivation.
First hand experience with coaching: guest teacher.
DAY 5: Exercise on limiting beliefs. Dilts model of personality. Coaching session practice, reflection, feedback. Peer coaching in triads, reflection, feedback.
DAY 6: Introduction to different contexts of using peer coaching: colleagues, students, parents.
Teacher intervision using peer coaching methods.
Practicing teacher intervision.
DAY 7: Key learning points. Gathering experience and integration of knowledge.
Planning follow up activities, dissemination and implementation of learning outcomes.
Discussing possibilities for future cooperation among participants.