Audience: Teachers who are seeking to be mentors or are already mentors and want specific resources to be more effective & efficient
Coaching and mentoring are often used interchangeably but are very different in both definition and practice. Learn the facts so you don’t waste your time. Differentiate between your goals and reason for choosing to mentor and those of your mentee. Learn how to best build rapport and set yourself for success.
2.Understanding a coach-approach
Coaching is the fastest growing industry in the world because it gets results. Given effective mentors are those who have specific communication skills and structured framework in which to operate in (Le Cornu, 2012), coaching psychology provides the resources we need to be effective mentors. In this session we learn the science of coaching and explore simple and effective strategies that encourage reflection, insight into pedagogy and build respect, trust and collaboration.
3.Conducting effective performance appraisals
The foundation of any successful mentor program is planning. Here we plan the best way forward that is unique to you and your role at school. Whether this is using the Professional teaching standards to reflect on practice or simply supporting teaching in a specific task. We put into practice two common coaching models - GROW and SMART – to help you collectively move from good to great.
About the instructor
Daniela Falecki is known as the "keep-it-real" teacher who specialises in Positive Psychology. Her passionate and practical approach makes her a sought after speaker in schools because she knows what it is like. Sharing stories from her 20 years of experience in schools, her insights are practical, realistic and evidence-based. Daniela also lectures at Western Sydney University, is a Senior Associate for Dr Suzy Green & the Positivity Institute, and is the developer of many BOSTES accredited mentoring and coaching programs for teachers. Daniela has been the NSW Manager for the Outdoor Education Group, program developer for International College of Wellness Coaches and is a member of the ICF (International Coaching Federation). She has completed a Masters in Education (Leadership), a Bachelor of Education (Physical & Health Education), a Diploma in Rudolf Steiner Education, a Life Coaching Certificate (Life Coaching Academy) is a Master Neuro Linguistic Programming practitioner and was voted Lecturer of the Year 2014 at Western Sydney University.