The Quick Coaching Method

Hanna BeechHanna Beech has been teaching for ten years and has a range of experience across Key Stages 1 and 2 in a large Primary School in Kent. She is a phase leader for Years 3 and 4, and also leads on teaching and learning for… Read more about Hanna BeechHave can coaching be quick yet effective?Coaching is a powerful tool. Try this Quick Coaching technique to give your coachee something to consider, but only giving up 3 minutes of your time!Quick CoachingTell your coachee that you will occasionally send them an email with the subject ‘Quick Coaching’. The email is intended to make them think around a particular issue individually.Explain that the email shouldn’t need a response and that they only need to talk about the question with you if they really feel that this is going to be of value.The Method: The coachMinute One: Consider what is going on for your coachee at this time.Minute Two: Think about 3 questions which might guide them into thinking around the issue or event for themselves.Minute Three: Choose one question which you feel will generate interesting thought for your coachee. Email this question to your coachee.The Method: The CoacheeMinute One: See the subject ‘Quick coaching’ and decide whether you can spare three minutes now or not.Minute Two: Open the email and read the question. Jot down 3 possible responses.Minute Three: Choose one response and decide an action or strategy you will use to help you solve the problem.Why is it a good strategy?Coaching has multiple benefits. Sometimes, all it takes is a quick question to get the thinking processes going that could really improve practice.TipOnly send up to three of these a term. These Quick Coaching emails are great, but the last thing you want to do is overload staff, filling up their inbox or mind with additional pressures.Related

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