Embedding Help

There is a wealth of Web 2.0 tools out there for use. One of the features of many of these tools is the ability to embed what you create into your blog. Whilst this all looked easy: copy the code and paste it into your blog post and there it would appear, unfortunately it wasn’t quite working like that.

Never fear, whenever there is a problem, there is a solution too. Edublogs which is the blogging platform this blog is provided from have amazingly helpful resources. It was here that I found a solution to my problem and found out where I was going wrong!

CLRP Leaders Day May 9

What are the strategies that impact positively on a teacher’s ability to transform learning?

 

ICT combined with best practice can provide opportunities to transform the learning of all.

 

Needs of the modern learner.

 

Transformation Agenda:

Using data & evidence to support personalised learning: Cumulative

Collaboration: Global

Parents as active partners in student learning: Real time

 

SAMR Model

 

 

 

 

 

 

What does it look like if we are moving towards transformation?

Coaching

  • Unlocking people’s potential to maximise their own performance
  • Helping them learn rather than teaching them.  Timothy Gallway
  • Focus on future possibilites, not past mistakes.
  • The inner game: A coach recognises that the internal obstacles are often more daunting than the external ones.  J Whitmore: Coaching for Performance.

What does this mean?  You need to really get inside someone’s head and work out what is stopping them from reaching their full potential.  There is a need to f0cus on the future rather than dwelling on past mistakes.

A coach is not:

  • a problem-solver
  • a teacher
  • an advisor
  • an instructor
  • an expert

It is about asking the right questions to help somebody think their way through something.  You are not providing the answers, just a way to reach them.   It is the power of questioning that helps someone work out goals and actions.

Resources:

Growth Coaching International: work with leaders and teams in organisations to help them get the results they want.

Solutions Focus Coaching: The Centre for Solutions Focus at Work.

International Coach Federation (ICF): core competencies and code of ethics

 

Growth model

Using questions that compel attention got an answer, focus attention for precision, and create a feedback loop.

G Goal

R Reality

O Opportunities

W Will

T Tactics

H Habits

http://www.growthcoaching.com.au/_blog/Free_Resources/post/Coaching_Conversation_Script/

Image from Growth Coaching

When someone makes their own goals, set their own actions and know another coaching session is coming up in the future where they will have to discuss this they take more responsibility as they own it.

Solutions Focus Coaching

This emphasises the solution rather than the problem, the future rather than the past.

 

 

 

ICON UPDATES

Last news update on CEVN was at the start of the year

  • Transformation Agenda: examples of practice (student, teacher, leader)
  • ILEG (ICON Learning Expert Group): provide input into the tasks
  • Learning System to Track, Assess & Report on student learning: provide input into functional requirements
  • Research into learning tools for Collaboration; Use, Creation and Sharing of Content: provide information in relation to how Google Apps are being used to support powerful learning
  • Support & Implementation Program: provide feedback on what support schools will need & how to develop a plan