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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Coaching Way of Leading: Chris Munro, Claudia Owad and Roma McKinnon
In 2022, school leaders from around the globe can reflect on a two year period which saw the most significant changes and challenges they have ever had to embrace. There were no guidebooks nor case studies to refer to. So, when faced with both significant changes and challenges how do school leaders best support and grow the capacity, motivation and wellbeing of their team? How do they improve relationships and ultimately how do they improve outcomes for students? What is the most effective way of leading schools?
Join me in this special episode of the ‘Coaching in Education’ podcast series where I’m joined by Chris Munro, Claudia Owad and Roma McKinnon to discuss the concept of ‘A Coaching Way of Leading Schools.’
Coaching Early Career Teachers with Sue Knight and Tomaz Lasic
Over the last dozen or more episodes we have heard terrific stories of how teachers, having served for 30 or 40 years, have found renewed enthusiasm for the profession through the impact coaching has had on them. But what if you are just fresh out of teacher training? What if the ink on your teaching certificate is still drying? What happens when you realise you have joined one of the most challenging professions out there? What happens when theory and good intentions meet reality? In this episode I am excited to be joined by two inspiring educators – Tomaz Lasic and Sue Knight. Both work as coaches in a long running, and in many ways trailblazing, In Class Coaching Programme in the Western Australian government school system. Their coaching helps early career teachers build their self-efficacy that is so essential at the start of their career. The strong reflective practices they build with them increase their confidence and resilience in an increasingly complex and difficult environment that is classroom teaching.
From Surviving to Thriving at University
From surviving to thriving. A student’s guide to feeling and doing well at university. Join me in conversation with our very own Global Director – Professor Christian Van Nieuwerburgh, where in this episode we take a sidestep into the field of positive psychology to discuss Christian’s latest book, co-edited by Paige Williams. Listen in as we consider how university students can access strategies, insights and hacks from some of the leading academics in the field of positive psychology as they navigate their way not only through university life but in their life beyond education as well. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Surviving-Thriving-students-feeling-university/dp/1529741130
River Gum Primary School: Robyn Trzeciak, Amy Parsons & Jordan Warren
Join me in this episode where I’m in conversation with Robyn Trzeciak, Amy Parsons and Jordan Warren. A group of young educational leaders who have a proven track record of empowering teachers to improve student outcomes. Through a collective, coaching approach, they have been able to build upon the well-established coaching culture at River Gum Primary School and have pushed the school’s learning growth even further, to some of the highest levels in the state of Victoria. This is a great example of how a strong coaching culture can not only survive but actually thrive through a period of leadership change.
River Gum Primary School: Roma McKinnon
Building a high performing team using a coaching approach to leadership. With over 40 years of experience in education, 20 of those as a Principal, Roma McKinnon is no stranger to developing school leadership teams. In this first of two episodes, Roma shares with us the ‘How’ of developing the capacity of senior leaders using a coaching approach. Learn about the wins and the challenges of Roma’s experience in both her role as Principal of River Gum PS in Melbourne as well as her school improvement work with the Department of Education across Victoria. Some excellent examples of what happens when theory and good intentions meet reality.
Brittany Rehal: Educators Flourishing
‘Educators Flourishing. A term that many school leaders would love to use to describe their team. Join us in conversation with educator flourishing specialist Brittany Rehal from California in the US, as we consider what this concept looks like in schools and how coaching could make a significant contribution to the numbers of flourishing educators in your school. Also in this episode, Brittany talks about the book she is writing on educator flourishing and encourages you, the listener, to contribute your own story to the process via www.educatorflourishing.com