For us a coaching approach is about teachers shifting focus from having successful classes to having successful students. This entails engaging with students as individuals and supporting them in achieving their goals for learning English. You will learn and practice some basic techniques and coaching procedures you can use in a range of teaching contexts which will empower your students and increase their chances of success in improving their English. This will include having coaching conversations, encouraging peer motivation and practicing English more outside class.
How to give your teaching a coaching twist? How you can help your students to set goals, commit to them and monitor them. We will practice coaching conversations and look at activities to encourage peer motivation.
How to help students develop their “English life” outside class. This session will include some examples of what students have done and can do outside class and how the teacher can intervene to develop this.
Duncan Foord is the Director of OxfordTEFL, teacher training and language schools in Barcelona and Prague. He is author of The Developing Teacher (DELTA Publishing), and co-author, with Lindsay Clandfield, of The Language Teacher’s Survival Handbook (iT’s Magazines), and From English Teacher to Learner Coach, with Daniel Barber.
Daniel Barber is a teacher, trainer and materials writer. He lives in Cádiz and writes materials for learning, including courses for Macmillan and Richmond. Current interests include coaching learners, phonology, neuroscience in education and materials development. He co-wrote From English Teacher to Learner Coach, with Duncan Foord.