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A lesson in coaching

At its heart coaching is about helping students realise their own power; power to make choices about where, when and how they learn. Where before the challenge for students was finding access to ways of learning, the challenge now is … Continue reading

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The SMART Goals Evaluationator

In a talk we gave at IATEFL last week, we unveiled three coaching contraptions to help teachers encourage successful learners, not just successful classes. You can see an interview about the talk we gave here. The tools illustrate aspects of … Continue reading

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Giving your Coursebook the Coaching Twist

I’m an ELT materials writer as well as one of the authors of this blog, so I was interested to find some research looking at the compatibility of coursebooks with notions of learner autonomy. In it the authors conclude by … Continue reading

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Cups

In some UK primary schools they are using coloured cups as a very simple and powerful tool to help teachers and learners to direct and measure their learning. Here is how it works. The children each have three coloured cups: … Continue reading

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Good Learning Questionnaire

A big thanks to our friend Carmen Plaza this week for this guest post, as well as an accompanying activity which we’ll be adding to the collection. Carmen teaches adults and kids in Cadiz, Andalucia. Like Mark did in his … Continue reading

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Classroom coaching activity – Talking about your notes

I tried the following bit of classroom coaching with my upper intermediate class last week. There are 12-14 of them, we don’t use a course book but all of them have a note book. This is a simple idea for … Continue reading

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