Connecting with students can be challenging. Having coached and helped some of the most disengaged students, we've learned how to guide youth to connect with their authentic goals.
Coaching as a discipline is growing in popularity. Top execs pay big bucks for coaches. But what is it that a coach does?
The role of coach can be contrasted with the role of a consultant: A coach empowers, while a consultant advises. A coach offers questions, while the consultant offers explanations. A coach focuses on listening, while the other often focuses on delivering expertise.
In the classroom, many teachers are comfortable in the consulting role, but miss the opportunities to act as coaches for their students.
Think about how you most frequently interact with your students… What does it look like? How do you sound? What do you talk about?
When teachers are purely consultants, students become passive, disengaged, and learn to wait for someone else to give them the right answer.
Coaching, on the other hand, helps students tap into their natural motivations, feel empowered, and generate their own solutions.
Here are a few simple tips to help you tap into your inner coach so you can help even more students find success. Try them out, and we know you'll see immediate results!
The Coach Approach:
Helping others tap into their natural motivation, feel empowered, and generate their own solutions.
5 Tips for Classroom Coaching