June 10th, 2017 is a historic day where members of the Association of ACTO and GSAEC will come together for a joint conference on the challenges we face when developing coaches.
This joint day is designed to discuss the nature of the challenges that we face when developing coaches, the solutions that we have implemented and the new perspectives that we have explored in the support of coaches’ development.
We will use case studies based on your experience to understand common challenging situations and create dialogue around possible solutions.
Contribute to the joint day by sharing your educational challenges!
Consider the challenges you experience both in the classroom and for your school (i.e. classroom management, curriculum design, working with assessors, vetting students). These can range from tricky situations to ethical dilemmas. To help trigger your thinking, below are some common situations you might address. Choose one of these or look for a situation in which you would appreciate insight and other perspectives.
- How do I frame sensitive feedback to a student in class?
- How can I challenge a student’s beliefs in a supportive, thought provoking manner?
- How can I increase the reflective capacity of my students (as part of their learning or while they are coaching)?
- How do I select and manage faculty members?
- How do I shift the mindset of my students from consulting/advising to coaching, especially when they are so accustomed to telling others what to do?
- How do I foster an attitude of “letting go” and “vulnerability” in students?
These situations will be the foundation for “case study activities” where we will come together and dialogue about our ideas and discover creative methods for approaching our challenges.
Submission Deadline EXTENDED: 12:00 midnight (New York) on Tuesday, January 31, 2017.
Cases submitted after that date will not be considered.
Notification of acceptance of cases: Thursday, February 23, 2017