2nd Newsletter December 2023

Coaching approach: Your Guide to Better Teaching Practices in Education

Welcome to our newsletter, where we dive into the heart of education and explore the transformative power of coaching in today’s dynamic landscape.  Let’s embark on a journey through the latest coaching trends that are reshaping classrooms and empowering educators.

In the busy world of education, coaching  is like a helpful friend, guiding teachers to become even better at what they do. It’s not just about support; it’s a partnership that helps teachers face challenges, try new things, and keep getting better. Let’s explore some simple yet effective ways coaching is making a positive impact on teaching practices.

1. Personalised Growth:

Teachers work closely with students to figure out what they're good at, where they can improve, and what goals they want to reach. This personal approach helps students keep getting better.

2. Using Numbers to Decide:

Coaching encourages teachers to use information about how well students are doing to make decisions, see patterns, numbers, and change how they teach based on what students need. It's like using a map to make sure everyone is on the right track.

3. Using Technology to Learn:

Coaching isn't stuck in the past; it uses technology to make learning easier. Virtual coaching sessions, online resources, and tools help teachers learn new things at their own pace. It's like having a smart friend who knows a lot about teaching.

4. Working Together with Others:

Coaching goes beyond just one person; it's like everyone working together as a team. Coaches create opportunities for teachers to share ideas, help each other, and learn from one another. It's like a team making music together.

Discover case studies and best good practices

A successful good practice we have found in Spain recently is  about an initiative named – Socio-educational (peer) mentoring with adolescents in highly vulnerable contexts- by the Nous Cims Private Foundation in Barcelona. It operates a socio-educational mentoring program for vulnerable adolescents, tackling issues like early school leaving and the need for diverse job market skills. The 10-month program, featuring bi-weekly sessions, has engaged 446 participants since 2019, with a projected 300 for the next academic year. It demonstrates a notable 16% increase in educational success compared to non-mentored peers, achieving high satisfaction rates exceeding 90%. Established in 2015, the Foundation aims to positively impact vulnerable populations globally.

You can find this as well as another 30 cases studies in our “International Best Practices Report – COACH “, which highlights exemplary learning environments and school coaching practices from  7 EU countries.  These initiatives prioritise coaching, mentoring programs, and innovative approaches to address specific challenges, emphasising collaborative relationships among professionals, volunteers, and organisations. Despite challenges, the dedication of education professionals and volunteers underscores the importance of a multifaceted and personalised approach to effectively tackle early school leaving, emphasising the role of collaborative partnerships and community involvement.

If you're passionate about improving the educational climate through coaching

stay tuned for exciting updates by exploring our website and social media content under the hashtag: #eduCOACHproject. Soon we  will publish here free tools and resources aimed at enhancing the educational climate through coaching. Recently, we convened in Malaga  with partners from 7 different EU countries to co-design a Quick Scan, and the School Coaching approach learning material for teachers, parents and students.