As I continue to look at the AITSL site, I uncovered a section of the site specifically for coaching. It provided toolkit for coaching and the overview below. The toolkit included information on the definition of coaching and how it is differentiated from mentoring , teaching and consulting. Additionally this toolkit provides information about the […]Read more "Educational Coaching in Australia Continued"
After examining some of the common types of educational coaching approaches in the US, I moved on to examine what Australia was doing in regard to continuing professional development for teachers as well as educational coaching. Unlike the UK, I could not find a national framework for coaching identified for Australia. I did find information […]Read more "Educational Coaching in Australia"
I looked a little closer at Instructional Coaching to better understand what it is and the philosophy behind it. Instructional coaching helps teachers to incorporate research-based instructional practices into their teaching. The theoretical framework for Instructional Coaching is a partnership approach, where teachers and coaches work together. According to Knight, 2011, saying that one likes […]Read more "Instructional Coaching in the US Continued"
So after reading a bit about the state of coaching and mentoring in the UK, I thought I would look at our neighbors to the south and see how educators in the US were using coaching and mentoring in schools. I could not find any national framework or model. there seems to be a number […]Read more "Educational Coaching in the US"
The National Framework for Mentoring and Coaching also divided mentoring and coaching into three categories and defines them. All three were defined as sustained, structured processes. Mentoring – a process for supporting professionals through career transitions Mentoring induction to support professional learners to a new school, including newly qualified teachers Mentoring Progression to support professional learners […]Read more "Coaching in the UK Continued"
After talking to some coaches and administrators in British Columbia and getting a general idea of what is going on with coaching and mentoring here at home, I thought it might be helpful to look farther afield and see what other nations were doing in regards to coaching and mentoring in education. So I thought […]Read more "Educational Coaching in the UK"
Last time, I recognized that it was difficult to define the term “coach” because most of the people I spoke to and most of the research articles I have read do not have a single unified conception of what an educational coach might be. There are very few well- defined models of coaching based on […]Read more "Roles of Coaches in Educational Environments"