Welcome to the Coaching in Education Podcast from Growth Coaching International - where theory and good intentions meet reality!
Educators from a range of educational settings worldwide share their coaching journeys and consequently, these stories offer lots of insights about implementing coaching in educational settings.
Our 2021 host, Richard Reid, lives and works in County Down, Northern Ireland and brings the warm and humble perspective of teacher, Principal, coach and mentor to his role hosting our podcast series.
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Jo Camozzato: Coaching through Growth
As this issue of CoachEd Update goes live there is great excitement and anticipation at Bemin Secondary College in Victoria as the doors are opened for the very first time. Join me in this episode where I’m in conversation with Principal Jo Camozzato. Jo shares some of her fascinating journey in education so far and provides some valuable insights into how she has applied a coaching approach to her leadership roles over the years. This is a must listen episode.
Justine Smyth: Coaching through Change
In this latest episode of our ‘stories from the field’ series, my guest conquers a whole new level of challenge when developing coaching in a school. To date, most of my guests have shared their experiences within one specific setting – a primary school, a post primary school, a state school, or a private school and maybe even an international school amongst others, but no-one has yet to share a story of developing a coaching culture in three separate schools – at the same time. Join me in conversation with Justine Smyth. Justine is currently an executive principal working with the Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership based in Melbourne Australia. Just a few years ago Justine was tasked with the formidable challenge of amalgamating no less than three neighbouring primary schools and settling them into a brand new build. Change management guru John Kotter states – “In its most basic sense, leadership is about mobilising a group of people to jump into a better future.”
In this episode Justine is going to share with us how she mobilised three separate groups into one better future that paid respect to all three schools.
Stories from the Coaches Dan Steele
This episode is the first in a new mini-series called ‘Stories from the Coaches’ where we're shifting the spotlight on to those who train the educators to become exceptional coaches. Join me as I sit down with some of our own GCI team to explore their unique perspectives on implementing coaching cultures in schools. Let’s learn from their experiences of empowering school leaders and teachers to bring about positive change and transformative coaching practices in schools. To kick things off in this first episode, I’m delighted to welcome Dan Steele. Dan is a seasoned educational leader responsible for GCI's growth in Victoria and Tasmania. With a diverse background in government, catholic, and independent schools, in metropolitan Melbourne and remote Western Australia, he's passionate about fostering learning cultures, developing leaders, and using coaching to drive educational improvement. Join me in this episode as he shares some of his wealth of experience and insights into building coaching cultures in schools.
Coaching at Salesian College
In this latest episode of the Coaching in Education Podcast, host Richard Reid is joined by three members of the team at Salesian College Sunbury in Victoria, Australia. Listen in as we learn about the early stages of their coaching journey where staff shared a vision of wanting to have ‘better conversations’.
Find out how the team, led by Ammie Franklin (Director of Staff Learning), took courageous steps through a consultative approach to introducing coaching at Salesian College. Listen to pedagogy coach Jade West share the benefits of coaching across a school of 140 teachers. Check out how the team turned the challenges of the pandemic into opportunities for growth, as coaching provided the perfect tool to focus on wellbeing through a difficult time. Hear directly from teacher Melanie Jurcic, from the perspective of a coachee, how coaching at Salesian has benefitted her both personally and professionally. Another episode that’s well worth a listen.
The British School of Brussels: Part 2
In this second episode Melanie Chambers joins Richard Reid once again to discuss further the coaching journey at BSB, gathering some great insights into the details of that journey through the eyes of one of BSB’s professional learning partners – Emma Vlaeminck. Emma is a teacher of German, French and Humanities at BSB and co-ordinates the Bilingual Programme. Emma has had a lead role in developing the BSB ‘Vision for Coaching’ and gives us a flavour of both the challenges and the benefits coaching has brought to the school.
The British School of Brussels: Part1
An international learning community for children aged 1-18 and currently the only school in Belgium independently ranked as one of the best schools in the world. In this first of two episodes I’m joined in conversation by Melanie Chambers – deputy head and whole school lead for professional learning. Listen in as Melanie shares how BSB has experienced a significant shift over recent years in the whole area of professional learning. Hear how they have navigated the barriers and roadblocks along the way and how coaching has played a key part in shaping their journey. Whether you are well down the coaching route or just starting out this episode is well worth a listen.
Awesome resource for coaching in education!
What a great way to learn about coaching in education. Enjoyed listening to the mix of school case studies and experts in the field. Great work!
Even better - they're short and can be downloaded for listening on the move :)
This podcast series is ideal for educators who are looking for a way to support and develop their colleagues and students through coaching. Supported by some of the worlds leading thinkers in the field of Coaching in Education, this series includes interviews, case studies and practitioner stories.