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What is Coaching? | Classroom Coaches

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What is Coaching?

Over 2,400 years ago, at the height of the Athenian enlightenment, Socrates asserted that teachers should help students to uncover information for themselves. This was a radical departure from the traditional approach of the time, which thought of students as empty vessels and of teachers as dispensers of information. The Socratic philosophy of teaching set the stage for coaching, which aims to unlock and increase potential and learning.

Whether a coach is helping a teacher improve, or a teacher is using the same skills with students in the classroom, coaching allows for a constructionist theory of education. This allows for the individuals to create strategies for themselves.

The Goal of Coaching

Coaching is concerned with long-term skill development rather than with quick fixes or temporary understanding. We define coaches as those who offer inspiration, guidance, training, and modeling, and who enhance others’ abilities through motivation and support (Longenecker & Pinkel, 1997). The goal of a coach is to increase achievement by helping someone:

Find their inner strengths and passions in order to nurture self-worth and identity,Have a voice in their own learning and negotiate collectively with the instructor to create the goals and objectives,Passionately engage in talking content to increase memory retention and fuel motivation to learn, and,Use their inner talents to bring their work to the highest level of scholarship attainable.

 

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/08/01/21st-century-education-is-learning-to-learn-for-life-long-learning-and-nothing-else-matters/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/education-collaboration-and-coaching-the-future/

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 3, 2015 10:16 AM

What is Coaching?

Over 2,400 years ago, at the height of the Athenian enlightenment, Socrates asserted that teachers should help students to uncover information for themselves. This was a radical departure from the traditional approach of the time, which thought of students as empty vessels and of teachers as dispensers of information. The Socratic philosophy of teaching set the stage for coaching, which aims to unlock and increase potential and learning.

Whether a coach is helping a teacher improve, or a teacher is using the same skills with students in the classroom, coaching allows for a constructionist theory of education. This allows for the individuals to create strategies for themselves.

The Goal of Coaching

Coaching is concerned with long-term skill development rather than with quick fixes or temporary understanding. We define coaches as those who offer inspiration, guidance, training, and modeling, and who enhance others’ abilities through motivation and support (Longenecker & Pinkel, 1997). The goal of a coach is to increase achievement by helping someone:

  • Find their inner strengths and passions in order to nurture self-worth and identity,
  • Have a voice in their own learning and negotiate collectively with the instructor to create the goals and objectives,
  • Passionately engage in talking content to increase memory retention and fuel motivation to learn, and,
  • Use their inner talents to bring their work to the highest level of scholarship attainable.


Learn more:


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/08/01/21st-century-education-is-learning-to-learn-for-life-long-learning-and-nothing-else-matters/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/education-collaboration-and-coaching-the-future/


Simon Awuyo's curator insight, October 6, 2015 4:30 AM

I am a football coach a teacher by profession and I am interested in understanding what a classroom coach does. 

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Curiosity: The Force Within a Hungry Mind

Curiosity: The Force Within a Hungry Mind | Montessori Education | Scoop.it
Stimulate your students' curiosity by encouraging valuable questions and tinkering, looking for teachable moments, and building lessons around current events and critical thinking.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 18, 2015 7:43 PM
Stimulate your students' curiosity by encouraging valuable questions and tinkering, looking for teachable moments, and building lessons around current events and critical thinking.


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


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The six common components of good-quality teaching

The six common components of good-quality teaching | Montessori Education | Scoop.it

Six good practices

The research we reviewed suggests there are six common components that are signatures of good-quality teaching:

- Content knowledge 


- Quality of instruction


- Teaching climate 


- Classroom management


- Teacher beliefs 


- Professional behaviours 


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Rise+of+the+Professional+Educator


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


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/education-collaboration-and-coaching-the-future/


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/05/25/so-whats-the-change-for-teachers-in-21st-century-education/


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


 



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SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, November 12, 2014 1:00 PM

I like the list but would prefer that Content not be the first thing to show up.  There are a great many people who know content, but could not teach their way out of a paper bag. 

Ness Crouch's curator insight, July 9, 2015 8:20 PM

I certainly have to agree but could I add more? The only addition I think I would make would be having learners as the centre of all of the above. ;)

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Culture Of Courage: Creating A Culture That Breeds Bravery [Infographic]

Culture Of Courage: Creating A Culture That Breeds Bravery [Infographic] | Montessori Education | Scoop.it
People are innately wired to avoid risk. During times of times of change and uncertainty, our risk aversion is amplified. Yet the number one way to gaining competitive edge is by creating a culture where people feel safe and emboldened to innovate and challenge the status quo thinking. The first key to creating a 'culture of courage' is leading from possibility, not probability.

 

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

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, September 1, 2014 8:02 AM

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


Nancy Jones's curator insight, September 1, 2014 11:37 AM

This is a great visual representation of the power and learning opportunities of mistakes. The parent population needs to realize that greater and deeper understanding comes from making and correcting mistakes than memorizing merely to get the reward of a grade.

Ian Berry's curator insight, September 1, 2014 6:34 PM

All good insights I particularly like Lead from possibility, not probability.

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Critical Thinking Takes Courage

Critical Thinking Takes Courage | Montessori Education | Scoop.it
Critical thinking isn't an entirely natural process; it's one that requires courage.

 

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

 


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Chris Carter's curator insight, June 24, 2014 7:33 PM

Yes, and YES!!! Critical thinking really takes risk, because someone is likely to disagree with you. How much better it is, however, to have a well thought opinion and stand alone, than to be a lemming. 

Lisa McCarthy's curator insight, June 25, 2014 8:21 AM

A really excellent article on something that can be hard to define and practice, and yet is such an essential skill for life.   I really like the distinction Terry Heick makes between thought and knowledge and the interplay between them.

Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, June 25, 2014 11:38 AM

El pensamiento crítico requiere coraje, actitud y valor que no se fomenta en los sistemas educativos en general debido a los riesgos que conlleva.

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How to teach students about their digital footprint

How to teach students about their digital footprint | Montessori Education | Scoop.it
Students don't always have a good grasp of digital citizenship, and don't necessarily know the consequences of their digital footprints.

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How Does the Brain Learn Best? Smart Studying Strategies

How Does the Brain Learn Best? Smart Studying Strategies | Montessori Education | Scoop.it
A practical and engaging guide to smart studying tips.

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Kent Kessler's curator insight, April 2, 2015 8:16 AM

i always like learning about learning

Steve Bavister's curator insight, April 3, 2015 5:33 AM
Nice set of tips here for studying more effectively
Jake Goulet's curator insight, April 15, 2015 11:35 AM

Figure out what strategies will help you expand your language knowledge!

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The Question Game: A Playful Way To Teach Critical Thinking

The Question Game: A Playful Way To Teach Critical Thinking | Montessori Education | Scoop.it

"Big idea: Teaching kids to ask smart questions on their own

A four-year-old asks on average about 400 questions per day, and an adult hardly asks any. Our school system is structured around rewards for regurgitating the right answer, and not asking smart questions – in fact, it discourages asking questions. With the result that as we grow older, we stop asking questions. Yet asking good questions is essential to find and develop solutions, and an important skill in innovation, strategy, and leadership. So why do we stop asking questions – and more importantly, why don’t we train each other, and our future leaders, to ask the right questions starting from early on?"

 

 

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

 


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niftyjock's curator insight, February 8, 2015 9:32 PM

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Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, February 9, 2015 11:11 AM

Anything that gives students a chance to ask their own questions is a good idea in my opinion.  When the questions invoke critical thinking, it's a double bonus!  Also, writing these questions on any pre-made box would work.  No need to be crafty with scissors and tape.

Simon Awuyo's curator insight, February 11, 2015 2:04 PM

The student teachers need these tips to help them cultivate skills of asking probing questions to become better teachers tomorrow.

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Report Finds ‘Deeper Learning’ Model Improves Outcomes for All Students

Report Finds ‘Deeper Learning’ Model Improves Outcomes for All Students | Montessori Education | Scoop.it

The conversation about what kids need to know and to be able to do by the end of high school has gradually shifted over the past several years to emphasize not just rigorous content goals, but also less tangible skills, such as creative thinking, problem-solving and collaboration.

 

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


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Laura Saavedra's curator insight, October 8, 2014 5:24 PM

Interesting news, don't you think so?

WE's curator insight, October 10, 2014 9:45 AM

Lesson design is important for this to take place. 

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Student Autonomy

Student Autonomy | Montessori Education | Scoop.it
Empowering Students In the Classroom

 

When I think of change that needs to happen in Education, my immediate thought goes toward student autonomy. To be autonomous as a student is to be able to independently manage the freedom one has in the classroom, while maintaining a harmonious relationship with the teacher.

 

For a student to be autonomous, a student must realize:

They have a voiceTheir voice mattersIt will be heardIt will make a difference

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 30, 2014 9:00 PM

This fits by 100% my meaning also!

When I think of change that needs to happen in Education, my immediate thought goes toward student autonomy. To be autonomous as a student is to be able to independently manage the freedom one has in the classroom, while maintaining a harmonious relationship with the teacher.

For a student to be autonomous, a student must realize:

  • They have a voice
  • Their voice matters
  • It will be heard
  • It will make a difference


Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 1, 2014 12:54 PM

Student autonomy happens with teacher autonomy. Gert Biesta proposes democracy happens in classrooms where it is lived and modeled. It is not a distant process. The word is not autonomy but emancipation which is responsible for the Other and the world we live in.

Stevi Quate's curator insight, July 2, 2014 9:28 AM

When John McDermott and I wrote Clock Watchers and The Just Right Challenge, we wrote about empowering students and captured similar ideas to this posting. Since these ideas aren't new and seem to be shared widely, I wonder why these ideas aren't the norm in classrooms that we watch.

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An Educator Responsibility: Setting Up Conditions for Learners to Have Glorious, Aha Moments

An Educator Responsibility:  Setting Up Conditions for Learners to Have Glorious, Aha Moments | Montessori Education | Scoop.it
Since I have very strong convictions about what constitutes a "good" education, I am often asked how I got to this place of thinking.  I begin my story by relating to my summer camp experiences as ...

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Learning to balance Digital Citizenship, Research and Publishing!

Learning to balance Digital Citizenship, Research and Publishing! | Montessori Education | Scoop.it
This article is a reblog from Pippa Davies blog. To protect or not protect our students from the net, that is the question? Does censorship, or continuing education work? I believe that the more we...

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LundTechIntegration's curator insight, January 20, 2014 9:47 AM

This is quite a balancing act and will require students to really understand Creative Commons and Copyright.  

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, January 21, 2014 12:20 PM

Equilibrio entre ciudadania digital y investigación

Kandy Woodfield's curator insight, January 23, 2014 4:49 PM

Sound advice here on how to build critical thinking skills into the curriculum from an early age to support the growth of the next generation of digital social scientists & citizen researchers. This is great but still leaves us with a problem about how to equip established social researchers with an understanding of the potential & challenges in social media research, especially those who serve on IRBs granting access and clearance via ethics panels to new research projects.