The Coach in the Classroom
This book attempts to answer the question
"What happens when you put a certified coach into a classroom?"
The story starts out with a clash of shopping trolleys, and ends with an ice-cream party on a chilly mountainside.
A series of ten stories from the world of teaching and learning, told around a campfire.
Mr. Riccardo Midwinter, an experienced teacher and certified coach challenges himself every year to take a cold hard look at what he has done with his life and his work. He wonders:
Igniting a Passion for Learning in the Primary School, with Andrea Robson
The certified coach Martin Richards CPCC and experienced headteacher Andrea Robson M.A. Hons PGCE (QTS) ACC have collaborated in this analysis and classroom embodiment of all 72 Core Competencies as described by the International Coach Federation.
We hold the following three things to be true about using a coaching approach in the primary classroom:
Granny's Magic Chocolate Wishes, with Elizabeth Nostedt
This book, collaboratively written by certified coach martin Richards and Master NLP Trainer Elizabeth Nostedt, is dedicated to grandmothers wherever they are around the world – for the dreams that they inspire in their children and grandchildren, for the stories they tell, and the stories they listen to, for the cookies they bake, and for the bruised knees they kiss.
Please accept our invitation to follow us on a celebration of Gran, and have a taste of what becomes possible when you learn to travel in time.
Gran has been taken by her youngest daughter to an overnight party cruise on an airship. An airship that floats on air like a sailing ship floats on water. The whole family is on board. And that reminded Gran of something that she regretted. Gran receives an early birthday present, a mysterious box with the instructions to 'eat only one'. At night, what Gran reads inside the box changes her life for good.
An Educator's Journey from Teacher to Coach
As a young boy, Martin is *struck* with the passion to help people learn. He becomes a teacher, company-owner, a coach then a writer.
In this celebration of his 60th birthday, a gift for the family
This is not the end. Who knows what next? (politician? priest?)
Bringing a Coaching Approach to the Education System
You want to bring coaching into schools and colleges and wonder how you are going to do that. Martin Richards has been cutting a path through the jungle since 2007. Perhaps you can follow? Perhaps you will find your own way?
Martin Richards is a Co-Active Coach, dedicated to bringing a coaching approach to educators working in Education Systems around the world.
Martin works to ensure that a coaching approach is properly and increasingly used in schools and colleges. He trains administrators, teachers and students in the fundamentals of coaching.
Martin is an experienced educator and facilitator, with more than twenty years of designing and running successful training and development programs for individuals and organisations.
A Coaching Approach to the Education System
Written by a teacher and coach, this book is filled with stories and tools that enable teachers to use a coaching approach in the classroom.
We can rely on the fact that living and working conditions in the world change, have always changed and will continue to change, and probably change faster, and faster.
Education is the way communities have developed for preparing the next generation for their living and working lives, learning from what's been done before. The Education System is continuously looking for the best ways to get the best results for ourselves, now and in the future. Any well-functioning system uses feedback to learn from its own results.
Coaching (the art of questioning) is an empowering way to learn from results in order to deal with continuous and accelerating change. Coaching moves the communication focus from "Tell" to "Ask". A coaching approach is a natural addition to a teacher's or headteachers' skillset.