Coaching: what's the real truth?

I will outline the ways in which coaching is misrepresented, the truth about what it really is, and the efficacy of a truly non-directive approach, all explained in the context of the range of ways in which we can help others. Attendees will see and discuss a live and unscripted coaching session, and there will be a chance for questions.

Iain Henderson

Deputy Head; EdFest co-director, Wellington College

Session location and time will be published via the Festival App in late September.

Feedback for a Teacher Who Talks Too Much

In this session participants will get answers to the most frequently asked questions coaches have when working with teachers. What do I say to a teacher who talks too much? What do I say to a teacher who taught a “stinker” lesson? How do I coach veteran teachers? Can I coach teachers outside my content area? The answers are based on nearly two decades of experience coaching teachers in schools that range from those working with incarcerated youth to those whose students are distracted by their view of the beach. The content is backed by research, proven in the field.

Gene Tavernetti

Instructional Coach and Author: Maximizing the Impact of Coaching Cycles; and Teach FAST: Focused Adaptable Structured Teaching

Session location and time will be published via the Festival App in late September.

School Improvement Through Coaching: From Implementation to Our Best Ever Results

In this session, you will firstly connect to the key drivers of School Improvement through research, anecdote and case study. Following this, we will share how a coaching approach to school improvement can lead to an improved school culture: one where there is support but also clarity. You will see evidence of a coaching culture in action through video as well as other work samples. Participants will connected to approaches to embed and enable a coaching culture to flourish.

Mark Dowley

Associated Head: Staff Development and Consulting, Crowther Centre – Brighton Grammar School

Session location and time will be published via the Festival App in late September.

Zooming in and out for better Instructional Coaching

Research persuades us to zoom in on the details, yet effective performance comes from the smooth sequencing of individual techniques. This session will show you how to build clusters of techniques to add fluency to your teaching, using the WalkThru five-step visual guides

Oliver Caviglioli

Trainer, Author, Teaching Walkthrus

Session location and time will be published via the Festival App in late September.