Coaching and Mentoring training for teachers

Daniela Falecki
Supporting Teacher Wellbeing through a Positive Psychology lens
Coaching and mentoring requires specific skills if teachers are to effectively support each other as we reflect and improve our practice. This course shares practical s...
Target Audience
Teachers who wanting to learn specific coaching and mentoring skills to better support pre-service teachers, beginning teachers or colleagues
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

Coaching in education is relatively new while mentoring has existed for some time. The purpose of both is to help people grow in both knowledge and practice. In this course we share a toolbox of strategies to support teachers as mentors using a coach-approach that encourages growth mindsets and supports wellbeing.

Audience

Teachers who wanting to learn specific coaching and mentoring skills to better support pre-service teachers, beginning teachers or colleagues

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

Face to face delivery allows for engagement and interaction between participants as a way of promoting learning communities


This course contributes to 5.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

  Start Date Location Availability Price    
02/11/2017 Sydney CBD Rescheduled $339 + GST
Enrol Now 23/11/2017 Sydney CBD Places available $339 + GST Enrol Now

Sessions

The changing nature of mentoring

2 hours

Mentoring in education has existed for a long time but with changes to accountability with National Teaching standards, appraisals and professional development plans, mentoring has changed. The growth of evidence-based coaching and in education is seeing strong overlay with coaching and mentoring. Here we explore the similarities & differences between coaching and mentoring as well as unpacking the role of a mentor.
Also, we are very aware of the learning process and its challenges for students, but what about staff? In order to learn we must grow, in order to grow we need to question our current beliefs, decisions, thoughts and actions. This can be both exciting and confronting. Knowing how to build a culture of trust is crucial if mentors are going to effectively manage the relationship

2. Coaching skills for educators

2 hours

Coaching is the fastest growing industry in the world and is starting to makes its way into education. Coaching uses specific micro-skills in listening and questioning that support the process of mentoring. By learning these micro-skills, mentors are able to have meaningful conversations that are strategic and encourage reflection.
Also, as teachers, we are always asking questions of our students, coupled with detailed instructions on how to scaffold learning as they move towards achieving outcomes. However, in a mentoring context, the outcome is not determined by us but by the mentee. As a result, we must use specific and effective questioning to help people be solution-focussed as opposed to problem-focussed. By doing so, people become more empowered, more responsible and more engaged with their own goals.

3. Coaching frameworks in practice

1 hour

Now that we are clearer on our role and have some basic coaching skills to build a positive relationship, we need specific tools to help us scaffold and be strategic in moving towards our goals. Here we explore three universal and common frameworks, the Coaching Wheel, SMART goals and GROW.
The foundation of any successful mentor program is planning. Here you create your individualised mentoring program that is unique for you and your role at school. Whether this be using the Professional Teaching Standards to reflect on practice, supporting colleagues in career development or working with pre-service teachers, you will have an opportunity to create your mentoring program complete with skills, tools and resources.

User Rating

5.0

Latest Reviews

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Applying Coaching Psychology for Growth Mindsets & Wellbeing
09/11/2016

Excellent theoretical content delivered in an engaging way. Plenty of practical activities and strategies to take back to school.

Applying Coaching Psychology for Growth Mindsets & Wellbeing
by Christophe Gauchat on 09/11/2016

Very effective at presenting workable strategies.

Applying Coaching Psychology for Growth Mindsets & Wellbeing
by Andrew Pearn on 09/11/2016

Very informative and useful. Practical strategies and tools. Coaching instead of teaching really hit home for me.

Applying Coaching Psychology for Growth Mindsets & Wellbeing
by Merli Pyus-Wotherspoon on 09/11/2016

Great presenter. Very enjoyable and worthwhile.

Applying Coaching Psychology for Growth Mindsets & Wellbeing
by Louise McKenzie-Hicks on 09/11/2016

Easy to listen to and lots of things to implement that doesn’t require a large amount of time.

Applying Coaching Psychology for Growth Mindsets & Wellbeing
by Jennifer Edwin on 09/11/2016

Demonstrating explicitly the practical strategies of changing mindsets.

Applying Coaching Psychology for Growth Mindsets & Wellbeing
by Patricia Marechal-Ross on 09/11/2016

Daniela is patient and passionate.

Applying Coaching Psychology for Growth Mindsets & Wellbeing
22/03/2016

Practical and effective.

Applying Coaching Psychology for Growth Mindsets & Wellbeing
by Skye Nestler on 22/03/2016

One of the best Professional Learning I have attended with a range of strategies to use.

Applying Coaching Psychology for Growth Mindsets & Wellbeing
by Mark Cunningham on 22/03/2016

Useful strategies.

Applying Coaching Psychology for Growth Mindsets & Wellbeing
22/03/2016

Very entertaining, very practical. Plenty of ideas and strategies to use in my own classroom and in P.L sessions for whole school.

Applying Coaching Psychology for Growth Mindsets & Wellbeing
by Jayne McNeill on 22/03/2016

Very informative, excellent mix of participation and instruction. Well-resourced and useful hints for classroom/whole school.

Applying Coaching Psychology for Growth Mindsets & Wellbeing
by Tania Lamble on 22/03/2016

Pace was maintained well. There was time enough to ask questions and discuss issues. It was interspersed with chances to record practical strategies/applications we could take away.

Applying Coaching Psychology for Growth Mindsets & Wellbeing
22/03/2016

Amusing and intelligent. Inclusive and informative.

Applying Coaching Psychology for Growth Mindsets & Wellbeing
by Kelli Smith on 22/03/2016

Was a great course. Fast-moving and interesting – dynamic. Lots of food for thought. Great to have practical strategies.

Applying Coaching Psychology for Growth Mindsets & Wellbeing
by Kate Donnellan on 22/03/2016

Daniella was great. Very knowledgeable. Very practical. I liked the focus on EFFORT.

Applying Coaching Psychology for Growth Mindsets & Wellbeing
by nathan vanderwey on 22/03/2016

Great course with excellent resources to take back to the classroom.

Applying Coaching Psychology for Growth Mindsets & Wellbeing
by Michelle Carey on 22/03/2016

Very engaging and informative. Practical information.

Applying Coaching Psychology for Growth Mindsets & Wellbeing
22/03/2016

Interactive, well-paced, personable and authoritative.

Applying Coaching Psychology for Growth Mindsets & Wellbeing
26/11/2015

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About the team


Daniela Falecki

Creator

Daniela Falecki is known as the “keep-it-real” teacher who specialises in Positive Psychology. Her passionate and practical approach makes her a sought after speaker in schools because she knows what it is like. Sharing stories from her 20 years of experience in schools, her insights are practical, realistic and evidence based. Daniela also lectures at Western Sydney University, is a Senior Associate for Dr Suzy Green & the Positivity Institute, and is the developer of many BOSTES accredited mentoring and coaching programs for teachers. Daniela has been the NSW Manager for the Outdoor Education Group, program developer for International College of Wellness Coaches and is a member of the ICF (International Coaching Federation). She has completed a Masters in Education (Leadership), a Bachelor of Education (Physical & Health Education), a Diploma in Rudolf Steiner Education, a Life Coaching Certificate (Life Coaching Academy) is a Master Neuro Linguistic Programming practitioner and was voted Lecturer of the Year 2014 at Western Sydney University.