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3 Things That Should Never Change in Schools

3 Things That Should Never Change in Schools | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Although I often speak about the things that we need to do to develop and further the way we teach and learn in schools, I would still consider myself a little "old school".  Brought up by very tra...
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Is there an Inflation of Coaches?

Is there an Inflation of Coaches? | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it

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Tessa Dagnely's curator insight, June 25, 9:46 AM
De quoi être éclairé sur ce qu'est et n'est pas un coach...toujours d'actualité bien que l'article ait 2 ans. Il se réfère à l'ICF, fédération internationale de coaching, mais sachez qu'il y a deux associations internationales de coachs, la seconde est la European Mentoring and Coaching Council - http://www.emccouncil.org/eu/en/ - qui a renvoie aussi aux sites nationaux.
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Why Every CEO Needs a Coach

Why Every CEO Needs a Coach | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Every Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is "on the stage" the majority of his or her work life but needs pre-performance quiet and confidential time to be creative, bounce their ideas off someone in a safe environment, and explore the unintended consequences of their future actions.  Engaging in a personal coaching conversation is a refreshing opportunity where the CEO can be completely open and creative in a confidential and safe place.

When asked what was the best advice he ever received, Eric Schmidt, Chairman and CEO of Google, recognized it was from John Doerr, who in 2001 said, "My advice to you is to have a coach."  Schmidt initially resented the advice, because after all, he was a CEO.  He was pretty experienced.  Why would he need a coach? 

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David Hain's curator insight, June 9, 6:14 AM

If it works for Eric Schmidt...! Why you should think about hiring coach.

donhornsby's curator insight, June 9, 10:46 AM
(From the article): I often hear myself telling my coach that it’s painful sometimes to have to be brutally honest with myself and as he always explains, it’s best to be honest with your coach as they are a sound board for you. Let’s think about this concept for a moment. If I didn’t have a coach then this conversation would be going on internally, with my inner self talk. As we all know inner self talk goes round and round and doesn’t actually go anywhere except in a negative energy field. It spirals down into a conversation of justifying and explaining why I shouldn’t do something. Controlling our inner self talk takes great skill.
Ian Berry's curator insight, June 10, 8:45 PM
Lot of wisdom in this article. For me it describes mentoring more than coaching. I know some great business coaches and respect their work. I also know that the term is somewhat tainted because of the zillions of people putting up a shingle. I prefer being regarded as a mentor which is how my clients see me
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8 Ways Smart People Use Failure to Their Advantage

8 Ways Smart People Use Failure to Their Advantage | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Failure is an inevitable part of life, but smart people know how to make it work for them.

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How to Tackle Your Blind Spots | Workforce Development | Training Industry

One of the toughest challenges in personal and corporate development is identifying blind spots and figuring out what to do about them. This is as true for coaches and corporate leaders as it is for any of the team members they direct.
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Why You Should Focus on Coaching Millennials Instead of Managing Them

Why You Should Focus on Coaching Millennials Instead of Managing Them | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
One of the founders of IBM's new 'Millennial Corps' task force explains why bosses need to foster a culture of collaboration.
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4 Brilliant Things That Happen When We PAUSE

4 Brilliant Things That Happen When We PAUSE | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
If you are a modern-age professional, we expect you to be self-aware and reflect. At its best, this self-awareness is present in every moment. You engage with another person, and you are at the same time aware of the quality of your engagement and the choices you make. I call this ability double-tracking. In the moment, and watchful of the moment, all at once.

Reflection, however, tends to happen in a pause. The pause is the moment in-between active engagement. Often only milliseconds long. But whoa – what glorious things happen in a pause.

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David Hain's curator insight, May 31, 5:13 AM

Pressing the pause button purposefully! Pause for 2 minutes to read this insightful stuff from @AchimNowak!

Joey-David Ovey's curator insight, June 5, 12:33 PM
In an age when we talk too much, pausing becomes so powerful.
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For Delegation to Work, It Has to Come with Coaching

For Delegation to Work, It Has to Come with Coaching | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Simply handing off a project isn’t enough.
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5 Habits Of Great Leaders

5 Habits Of Great Leaders | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it

The habits of the best leaders are well documented. They’re self-aware. They admit mistakes. They take care of, recognize, and communicate well with their teams.

But what do these inspirational people do on their own time? What goes on behind the scenes that helps them be so effective on a day-to-day basis?

 

"I’ve definitely noticed some things that great leaders tend to do," says Danielle Harlan, founder and CEO of The Center for Advancing Leadership and Human Potential, an organization that helps individuals and organizations maximize their impact. And the things they do behind the scenes make all the difference when it comes to their professional leadership ability, she says. Here are five such common habits.


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Luciano Alibrandi's curator insight, May 10, 3:21 AM

What makes a great leader? Leaders have a purpose, they have a sharp focus, they inspire their teams. They show the way for others to follow. They genuinely push each individual to give his/her best. Great leaders share some common traits. Here's five of them. Well written article

donhornsby's curator insight, May 11, 8:33 AM
(From the Article): Harlan notes that the most effective leaders she works with have personal interests and commitments outside of work. They know what works for them to recharge their batteries, whether it’s hiking and spending time outdoors or reading a good book—and they take the time to do those things to keep themselves sharp, including getting enough sleep, she says. In addition to exercising to stay in shape, the benefits of which are well known, Novak takes time in the morning to write down three things for which he is grateful. This helps him manage his "mood elevator," he says. Novak says we make our worst decisions when we're angry and resentful, but make our best decisions when we're grateful. When he feels his mood elevator going to the wrong places, he knows it’s time to take better care of himself or address what’s bothering him.
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The Incredible Thing We Do During Conversations

The Incredible Thing We Do During Conversations | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
When we take turns speaking, we chime in after a culturally universal short gap.
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3 Must-Do's in Building The Essential Mindfulness Toolbox -

3 Must-Do's in Building The Essential Mindfulness Toolbox - | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it

If you are reading this, chances are you have a pretty good idea of the several ways that mindfulness can benefit you. It is commonly used as a tool to reduce anxiety, be more present in activities and conversation, and to benefit in countless other ways.

While people are quick to tout mindfulness, it can sometimes be difficult to know exactly how and where to start. The documentation is diverse and people approach mindfulness from many different angles.

Take this as your starter’s guide to building a mindfulness toolbox. I have provided an introduction to some of the most popular ways to practice being mindful, an overview of how they work, and a few examples of places to start with each method.


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'On Melancholy' - The School of Life

Animation for The School of Life based on a short piece of writing by Alain de Botton. Directed and animated by Hannah Jacobs Animation assistance Lara Lee Edited…

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Beautiful and wise

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Are You Too Busy? 4 Ways To Slow Down - Daniel Wong

Are You Too Busy? 4 Ways To Slow Down - Daniel Wong | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Do you feel like you're too busy? This article describes four ways for you to slow down and build a happier, stronger family.
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So How Did You Get This Far? Solution Focused, Strengths Focused Learning

So How Did You Get This Far? Solution Focused, Strengths Focused Learning | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
If you got 40% and passed a test, what would be your first question? Would it be: What happened to the other 60%, or What did I do to pass and get 40% If it's answer 1, then you're taking a 'weakne...

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Mutiny on the ice: Earnest Shackleton and the trust equation

Mutiny on the ice: Earnest Shackleton and the trust equation | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
How is it that Shackleton managed to provide the leadership to overcome mutiny and save all of his men despite the desperate nature of their predicament? 

What can we take from it that would be useful in business today?  I believe it came down to trust - the trust that Shackleton’s men had built in him, and the environment of trust that he created in his team.

There is a Trust Equation defined in the book The Trusted Advisor that shows the elements needed for trust to exist. 

It’s this: Trust = (Credibility x Reliability x Intimacy)/Self Orientation

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David Hain's curator insight, June 9, 6:09 AM

Meet the Trust Equation! How well does yours add up?

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Five Moments When Saying No Is Your Best Strategy

Five Moments When Saying No Is Your Best Strategy | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Most successful leaders have little difficulty saying no to a losing deal, to a project that’s wasting money, or to a request that doesn’t align with their priorities. But these same leaders can find it very uncomfortable to speak up when their concerns are less cut-and-dried or when their organization is hell-bent on pursuing a plan. In certain situations, it can feel politically risky to hesitate or ask too many questions. Even with their direct reports, many leaders find themselves putting off the difficult conversations needed to address issues such as drifting standards, inappropriate behavior, or emerging bad habits.

But, as difficult as it can be, saying no is often the key to effective leadership. Without the ability to push back when needed, you run the risk of “commitment drift”: promises made to customers or employees, or to promote safety, specific values, financial discipline, or social and environmental responsibility are eroded incrementally, without anyone really stopping to think about the consequences. As Joseph Fuller and Michael C. Jensen pointed out in their 2002 paper “Just Say No to Wall Street: Putting a Stop to the Earnings Game,” saying no to such dysfunctional momentum can be your best strategy for helping your company succeed as well as living your values.

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David Hain's curator insight, June 8, 3:46 AM

If your gut says no, it probably should prompt you to say no - or at least explore your concerns openly!

donhornsby's curator insight, June 8, 10:49 AM
(From the article): Being prepared to recognize and act on these moments of truth makes it less likely that you will blow by critical decision points without giving them the attention they deserve. The fact is, it only gets harder to speak up if you wait. And, as you practice saying no or raising questions constructively, you increase your ability to exert a positive influence on your organization.
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UMaine Professor: Writing Boosts Performance of Maine’s Student-Athletes

UMaine Professor: Writing Boosts Performance of Maine’s Student-Athletes | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Tennis great Serena Williams, Olympic gold medal skier Mikaela Shiffren and Mets outfielder Carlos Delgado might play vastly different sports, but they
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Amber Harrison's curator insight, June 3, 12:02 PM

The perfect article for any athlete to "reflect" upon in order to enhance overall performance!

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15 Highly Effective Hypnotic Power Words To Influence Others – 2nd Edition

15 Highly Effective Hypnotic Power Words To Influence Others – 2nd Edition | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Discover 15 highly effective hypnotic power words to ethically influence others and improve communication skills (recommended by hypnotist Igor Ledochowski)

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Feeling Overwhelmed? Remember "RAIN" - Mindful

Feeling Overwhelmed? Remember "RAIN" - Mindful | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Over the last several decades, through my work with tens of thousands of clients and meditation students, I’ve come to see the pain of perceived deficiency as epidemic. It’s like we’re in a trance that causes us to see ourselves as unworthy. Yet, I have seen in my own life, and with countless others, that we can awaken from this trance through practicing mindfulness and self-compassion. We can come to trust the goodness and purity of our hearts.

In order to flower, self-compassion depends on honest, direct contact with our own vulnerability. Compassion fully blossoms when we actively offer care to ourselves. To help people address feelings of insecurity and unworthiness, I often introduce mindfulness and compassion through a meditation I call the RAIN of Self-Compassion. The acronym RAIN, first coined about 20 years ago by Michele McDonald, is an easy-to-remember tool for practicing mindfulness.

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David Hain's curator insight, June 1, 9:23 AM

Here is a RAIN shower to be welcomed, through the power of mindfulness! Useful EQ practice for when things get on top of us.

Karine Buriez's curator insight, June 2, 8:29 AM
Une puissante évocation de la pluie...RAIN en anglais.
Amber Harrison's curator insight, June 3, 12:15 PM

When dealing with arousal, stress, and anxiety we sometimes encounter the, "when it rains, it pours" mindset.  It's ok to have rain in life, it's just a matter of knowing how to deal with that R.A.I.N

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Listening Is an Overlooked Leadership Tool

Listening Is an Overlooked Leadership Tool | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
“What do you think?”

I ask this question a lot. My team knows that when they come to me with a question, this is likely the question I’ll come back with first. Sometimes I even preface it with, “I don’t know.” As leaders in our organizations, it’s up to us to coach colleagues and our employees through finding that answer. More often than not, when I ask this question, my team has a better answer than I do — or one that I hadn’t thought about before.

It can be a powerful technique, especially if there is no single right answer – a situation that will be familiar to anyone doing leading-edge work. But it only works in an organization that values listening.

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David Hain's curator insight, May 27, 7:09 AM

Listening matters - here's the why and some hows!

donhornsby's curator insight, May 27, 8:51 AM
So how can we listen more? 

Three suggestions to try this week: 

 Look people in the eye. Sherry Turkle, a professor at MIT who studies the psychology of online connectivity, wisely wrote in her recent book Reclaiming Conversation, “We face a significant choice. It is not about giving up our phones but about using them with greater intention. Conversation is there for us to reclaim.” Put down your phone when you’re in meetings. Close your laptop. See if you’re more energized about work and the people with whom you work. 

 Create space in your day. Manage your calendar and stop booking yourself out the entire day. Can someone on your team be part of that meeting? Does it need to be an hour, or can 30 minutes suffice? Give yourself time for reflection and space throughout the day, so that when you are talking with someone, you can give them your full attention. 

 Ask more questions. Next time a colleague or employee asks for advice, make sure you’re listening and understand the situation. Then, before answering, ask a question. Clarify what they really need — usually it’s just validation that their thinking is on the right track.
Ron McIntyre's curator insight, May 28, 10:27 AM

Totally agree.

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Coaching and the GROW Model

This is a short and breezy introduction to coaching and the GROW model - with some great jazz to hurry it along.
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Amber Harrison's curator insight, June 3, 12:09 PM

A very cool snip-it of the G.R.O.W model and coaching strategies!

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Why Do Teachers Need Instructional Coaches?

Why Do Teachers Need Instructional Coaches? | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Instructional Coaching

According to Jim Knight, someone I work with as an instructional coaching trainer, up to 90% of what teachers learn alongside coaches will be retained. This means, that unlike traditional professional development where Knight's research shows that teachers lose 90% of what they learn, coaching can provide an enormous impact.

Knight's work is highly respected, and is highly respectful of teachers. Instructional coaching, in Knight's research and philosophy, is about working in partnership with teachers where the learning is reciprocal on the part of the teacher and coach. After all, we can learn a lot from one another.

In order for coaching to work properly, the school has to have a climate conducive to learning, which means that there needs to be a balance between risk-taking and rule following.  It also means that teachers need to be able to trust that the coaching-teaching relationship will be confidential, something Knight believes both parties should come to an agreement on before the coaching relationship even begins.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Coaching

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 12, 3:36 AM

Instructional Coaching


According to Jim Knight, someone I work with as an instructional coaching trainer, up to 90% of what teachers learn alongside coaches will be retained. This means, that unlike traditional professional development where Knight's research shows that teachers lose 90% of what they learn, coaching can provide an enormous impact.

Knight's work is highly respected, and is highly respectful of teachers. Instructional coaching, in Knight's research and philosophy, is about working in partnership with teachers where the learning is reciprocal on the part of the teacher and coach. After all, we can learn a lot from one another.

In order for coaching to work properly, the school has to have a climate conducive to learning, which means that there needs to be a balance between risk-taking and rule following.  It also means that teachers need to be able to trust that the coaching-teaching relationship will be confidential, something Knight believes both parties should come to an agreement on before the coaching relationship even begins.


Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Coaching




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The Power of Small Wins

The Power of Small Wins | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Want to truly engage your workers? Help them see their own progress.
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Coaching People Who Resist Change

Coaching People Who Resist Change | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
There are a million reasons to stay the same, when you feel pressure to change. In my opinion change is great as long as someone else is doing it. Resistance is the point of potential growth. Consi...

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The Art Of Giving Feedback In eLearning | LEARNing To LEARN

The Art Of Giving Feedback In eLearning | LEARNing To LEARN | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
When using advanced eLearning authoring tools we are sometimes tempted to follow a mechanistic approach to designing feedback. It is easy to use templates or just to copy and paste automatic feedback comments in quizzes. 

 

However, we should remember that proper feedback can be a very influential mechanism with an ability to improve people’s competencies. To use the full power and potential of feedback in eLearning we need to spend much more time on designing it and just forget about doing simplified work on it.



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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=feedback



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Gust MEES's curator insight, August 19, 2015 9:03 PM
When using advanced eLearning authoring tools we are sometimes tempted to follow a mechanistic approach to designing feedback. It is easy to use templates or just to copy and paste automatic feedback comments in quizzes. 


However, we should remember that proper feedback can be a very influential mechanism with an ability to improve people’s competencies. To use the full power and potential of feedback in eLearning we need to spend much more time on designing it and just forget about doing simplified work on it.



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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=feedback


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Why Working 9 to 5 Makes No Sense At All

Why Working 9 to 5 Makes No Sense At All | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
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