Best Practice

CPD: Introducing seven-minute coaching

Coaching is accepted as an effective professional development tool, but finding the time during a busy school day is always a challenge. Amy Benziane discusses the concept of ‘quick coaching’

From past experience, what I have quite often found is that when we talk of “coaching”, a lot of the time we end up meaning “mentoring”. 

While this may not seem like a problem, I personally have found that without knowing exactly what coaching is and can achieve, sometimes we end-up spoon-feeding ideas to others.

A “pure” coaching relationship is something I have had the benefit of experiencing with two people in my professional lifetime. As such, the top tips and best practice I share come from being on the receiving end of coaching as well as beginning to use coaching more over the last year.

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