Coaching Questions

Hanna BeechHanna Beech has been teaching for ten years and has a range of experience across Key Stages 1 and 2 in a large Primary School in Kent. She is a phase leader for Years 3 and 4, and also leads on teaching and learning for… Read more about Hanna BeechHave you ever coached another colleague?Coaches ask great questions. Coaching helps people to find a route towards their own goals making it a great way to provide clarity and develop self-confidence.Try these great coaching questions to get your colleague really thinking.1. Deciding the destinationWhat is it you want to achieve?How realistic is your goal?How long might this take?2. Planning the journeyWhat is the timeline of actions?Who else might need to be involved?What limitations might there be?3. Reaching your goalIn an ideal world, what would the best outcome be?How will you know things have gone well?What will you do once your goal is achieved?Why try this?Asking questions and allowing a colleague time to think and respond empowers them.Top TipAvoid giving your colleague answers or directing their thinking – this creates a mentoring situation taking ownership away from the person setting the goals. Be good at listening!Related

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