Coaching for teachers

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In focused conversations learn to manage those challenges

Individual coaching that can make a difference to your professional and home life. Choose a qualified coach that also understands the challenging world of teaching.

Enjoy powerful conversations. Be active against burnout. Resource exit or renewal. Invest in personal development – planning to realisation support. Orchestrate conflict resolution in the workplace, and much more.

  • Be coached in a safe, supportive and challenging way that inspires both personal and professional growth
  • Learn how to manage change and difficult situations
  • Communicate more successfully, be creative with the challenges you are facing and reach your potential
  • Learn to achieve and maintain balance in your life
  • Discuss difficult issues

Bring your passion back to your teaching

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result. If something isn’t working then it’s most likely time to find another way and to change something. We don’t always have the answers, and if we have been resisting change for a while then we have become exhausted and any step can feel too far.

No matter how far you feel from a good place in you teaching you can turn it around.

“Coaching is partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.”


So what makes coaching conversations so effective?

Coaching conversations are so effective because their aim is to make connections. We delight in the trust and the support we feel when being really listened too. From this point creative resources and energy for change can be tapped into much more easily. Actually our social brains are wonderfully attuned and set up to learning new things in this kind of shared moment.

The effective coach kindles lines of creativity for you so that new and emerging ways of thinking can emerge. From this point attainable goals can be planned and helpful strategies can be decided upon. Further coaching sessions can help to keep these plans on task, reflect on their effectiveness and make any adjustments.

Cultivating renewal. Guarding against stress, burnout and rustout

Stress is our physical, mental and emotional response to life’s demands being more than we can handle. For teachers this often happens from consistently dealing with student, fellow teacher or organisational demands on exhausted strategies.

Putting yourself first is not selfish it is the key.

Burnout research in teaching suggests it is those who are the most dedicated and committed that are most prone to burnout. It seems to be a consequence of really caring about others that we put the needs of others first, second, third and fourth. Burnout doesn’t happen all of a sudden, rather, it results from a long term pattern of self-neglect. Rustout happens when teachers cease to be enthusiastic learners. Perhaps in no other profession is a self view as a lifelong learner so important.

  • The constant threat of teacher accountability for student performance
  • Unsettling changes die to school, building closures, and loss of jobs
  • Loss of autonomy and control over the curriculum
  • Excessive workload leading to lack of spontaneity and creativity
  • Perpetual changes and expectations that are in constant flux with school reform efforts
  • Conflict between school policy and one’s own professional beliefs that can compromise a teacher’s integrity
  • Increase in workflow they must manage
  • Quantity replacing quality as the job becomes more bureaucratic than professional

Investing in coaching is probably the most effective way teachers can turn unsustainable patterns around, develop new ones and  learn how to manage change.