Tag Archives: Coaching

2012-13 and all that…..

As another school year comes to an end, I thought it would be worth summarising a number of key ideas that have shaped my thinking this year.  Many of them have come via twitter and/or the many excellent blogs that exist … Continue reading

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How to be an expert teacher

In his book ‘Outliers‘ Malcolm Gladwell claims it takes 10 000 hours of sustained and deliberate practice to become an expert in a particular ‘skill’ – whether it be chess, playing the violin or basketball.  For teachers, this would amount … Continue reading


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Why Coaching Works

In 2009, I was fortunate enough to have a book published – The Coaching Toolkit (my mum was very proud, but I was quite embarassed with the cover, which is a bit of a shocker!)  At the time I had been … Continue reading

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