|Coaching 401 - Coaching for Educators
This one-day session is designed for persons working in educational settings who wish to explore the use of coaching within their organization. This course will also be useful for persons working in community agencies in educational roles.
This course is similar to Coaching 101, but it is particularly oriented to helping educators learn how to use coaching as a way to assist students. (Persons wishing to use coaching as a way of assisting staff or other educators should discuss their interest with a Peer Resources Learning Coach to determine the most appropriate course or courses.)
Generally the content of this course provides an overview of coaching and how it can be applied in an educational context. While there will be opportunity to practice and observe coaching skills, this course is not designed as an intensive skill training course.
Some of the topics covered in this interactive program include:
- how coaching can improve academic performance;
- the ways in which coaching differs from counselling;
- how a coach helps identify and articulate goals;
- coaching students for behaviour change;
- how to help students who lose drive or motivation;
- using coaching as a career tool;
- how coaching contributes to discipline problem reduction;
- differences between teaching, coaching, and supervision;
- skills required for effective coaching; and
- coaching parents to coach their children.
Participants will be involved in small group and paired activities.
Participants who attend a complete workshop will receive a Certificate of Completion.