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Coaching for Performance Sir John Whitmore Sir John Whitmore is the Beyoncé of coaching. When it comes to the GROW model, he wrote the book … literally! If my house was on fire and I could only save one book, it’d be this one. If you’re looking for an easily digestible starting point in your coaching journey, then this has everything you need. The essential guide to Coaching and MentoringJudith Tolhurst I checked this book out from my local library. 10 pages in I knew that I had...

April 7, 2021


Good questions have magical powers! Our brains are obsessed with answering them. You can use this to your advantage when faced with any situation that you want to improve. Ask good questions and get your brain going to work to come up with good answers. The best brainstorming happens without censure or conditionality. The key is to generate a long list of things that you could potentially do to improve a situation. Your objective during brainstorming should not be to find the right answer, but t...

April 1, 2021

Over Teaching

There are an estimated 215 million drawing tutorials on YouTube. Half a billion music lessons to look at. Hundreds of thousands of videos that teach you how to ride a unicycle. When did plopping learners in front of a screen become a default for everything? Surely, we can’t call it self-directed learning when it’s actually technology directed learning .. can we?...

February 24, 2021

Professional Growth Cycles

Having 3 days without pay to go and stand in the rain and chant along to "Kua tai te wā!" is up there with having a root canal on the enjoyment scale - but we did it and it worked! The old 'jump-through-hoops' appraisal system for teachers is out, and Professional Growth Cycles are IN - but the work hasn't stopped - oh no my friends. It's just getting started!...

January 6, 2021

Teacher Survival Guide: The End of Term Edition

Isn’t it weird how the whole COVID lock down escapade feels simultaneously like it was just yesterday, but also like it was aaaaaaages ago? I’ve been seeing the carnage that’s been going on in schools over the last few weeks with the student (and parent) behaviors that you guys are dealing with and it’s only now that I truly understand the need for the word UNPRECEDENTED. Seriously though, what the hell is going on? My own kids are an absolute bag of crap right now and I try and mak...

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