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Coaching in Primary and Post-Primary Schools 16.5.2022

Coaching is a conversation or series of conversations one person has with another.
What makes these conversations different is the impact the conversation has on the person being coached. An effective coaching conversation influences someone’s understanding, learning, behaviour and progress. Each conversation is characterised by deep listening, equality, reflection and focus on what is being discussed.

This presentation will reflect on how a coaching stance can be transformative when adopted within a school community. It is an essential component of effective professional development as it can go into the intellect, behaviours, practices, beliefs, values and feelings of an educator.

Learning Intentions
• To introduce that concept of coaching with reference to recent publications and literature.
• To present the basic characteristics of a coaching conversation.
• To explore the benefits of peer coaching.
• To reflect on how coaching can positively influence student learning.

Carmel Lillis, Advanced Dip. in Personal Leadership and Executive Coaching, M.Ed, B.A. Carmel has worked as a school principal and as a part-time lecturer on leadership courses in Maynooth University. She now works as an independent consultant and coach. Carmel also pursues research with Dr. Gerry Jeffers, MU.  Their recent research 'Responding to Educational Inequality in Ireland; Harnessing teachers’ perspectives to develop a framework for professional conversations' has been published by EducationStudies: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03055698.2021.19310

Series or webinars to be facilitated by Carmel, all are stand-alone, individual booking required for each session.

Resilience and Hope for Primary and Post-Primary Teachers and Leaders 23.5.2022


Course Properties

Course date 16-05-2022 7:00 pm
Course End Date 16-05-2022 8:00 pm
Cut off date 16-05-2022 4:50 pm
Individual Price Free
Speaker Carmel Lillis
Number Hours 1
Location ZOOM online

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