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This book offers practical tools to help individuals, teams and organizations secure the improvements they want. The highly successful first edition was the first book to take the coaching approach out of the world of business and sport and into education. This is a new edition of the first book to take the coaching approach out of the world of business and sport and place it directly into education. Coaching is a proven method of improving individual and team performance: its success derives from an understanding that all meaningful progress is driven from within. "Coaching Solutions, 2nd Edition" offers practical tools to help individuals, teams and organizations secure the improvements they want. The authors Will Thomas and Alistair Smith have years of experience of development work in and around education. The book is for: teachers who want a way of better understanding and motivating the hard-to-reach; managers who want to help their team reclaim the agenda; leaders who want an institutional focus that will bring energy to the system; and parents who have a reluctant youngster at home. "Coaching Solutions" contains sections on: What is coaching?; How do you coach?; Where do you begin with coaching?; How could you develop a coaching organization? It provides dialogues and case studies and cites evidence of success. There are examples of schools using coaching successfully to bring about change, together with masterclasses at the end of every chapter. Written in a comprehensive style, this book is your passport to progress.
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Table of Contents

Foreword; How to use this book; Section One: Orientation: putting coaching in context; 1. The benefits and uses of coaching; Section Two: What is Coaching?; 2. Defining coaching; 3. Improving communication; 4. The essential coaching skills; 5. Beliefs and coaching; Section Three: How do you coach?; 6. A model of coaching; 7. The power of questions; 8. Coaching the reluctant; Section Four: Where now with coaching?; 9. Advanced techniques in coaching; 10. The coach's own development and self-management; 11. Organizational perspectives.

About the Author

Will Thomas is a training consultant and performance coach. He is the director of the training company Vision for Learning Ltd. Alistair Smith is the UK's most effective motivational trainer working with schools and teachers. He has written a number of best selling books on learning and is the author of PAL, the web-based parent learning programme.

Reviews

I would challenge anyone involved in education to resist exploring the power of coaching after reading this.--Elinor Wilde, Educational psychologist and coach "Thomas, a performance coach and trainer who directs educational coaching organizations in the UK, and Smith, a trainer in modern learning methods who also works in motivation, explain how coaching methods can be used in education. They detail what coaching is, how to coach, basic and advanced techniques, and benefits to schools, colleges, and universities, as well as aspects like communication improvement, the role of beliefs, using questions, differences from counseling and mentoring, coaching the reluctant, and self-development and management. This edition updates chapters and incorporates new evidence and case studies." -Eithne O'Leyne, BOOK NEWS, Inc.

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