Supplementary Resources

Coaching

Coaching models, tools and skills.

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PinPoint Summaries

Nonviolent Communication

Marshall Rosenberg's model for effective communication relationship-building has been adopted in hospitals, businesses, therapy and even in conflict-resolution in such places as Palestine and Rwanda. Remarkably simple and adaptable, this language system is worthy of close scrutiny.

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Posters

Practice Perfect: Analyse the Game

The skills needed to win the game are not always obvious. Without specific techniques to provide direction, we fall back on vague platitudes. HOW2s address this with precision.

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Posters

Practice Perfect: Call Your Shots

When modelling… alert observers to what you’re trying to demonstrate. Help them watch strategically and with intention. HOW2s help observers see more deeply and accurately.

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Posters

Practice Perfect: Describe the Solution

Make sure guidance is specific, actionable, and tells people what to do. Abbreviate frequently-given solutions to make them easier to apply. HOW2s are concrete, concise and proven solutions.

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Posters

Practice Perfect: Leverage Peer to Peer Accountability

When people on teams make mutual commitments to each other, investment and follow through are more likely to occur. HOW2s: practical content for social learning and peer interactions.

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Posters

Practice Perfect: Shorten the Feedback Loop

With feedback, it turns out, speed is critically important — maybe the single most important factor in determining its success. HOW2s show teachers how to improve immediately.

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Posters

Practice Perfect: Walk this Way

Many people resist imitating others, thinking it’s cheating or uncreative. But sometimes this is the best way to learn. Make ‘copying’ a good word. HOW2s are blueprints to success — follow the steps.

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PowerPoints

The Visual Advantage

Learning significantly improves with the addition of visuals. But not any old visual. Clip art, for instance, depresses learning. Discover which type of visual has the biggest impact on understanding and why video can overload the viewers' short-term memory.

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ViewPoint Documents

Coaching Teachers

The HOW2 coaching model is designed specifically for teachers, and is not just an adaptation of life-coaching. Expert visual knowhow, transforms coaching into an evidence and action–based partnership.

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ViewPoint Documents

Coaching with HOW2s

Coaching has not proved to be the panacea for rapid teacher improvement. Expensive, time-consuming and distracted by its life-coaching origins, coaching significantly gains in focus and impact when the expertise of the HOW2s are added to the mix.

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ViewPoint Documents

Instructional Rounds with HOW2s

Instructional Rounds centres around observing teaching, not teachers. It brings a new level of rigour to observations from its medical origins. HOW2s assist in providing teachers with choices for their theories of action: the plans to address the learning needs of their students.