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Performance Coaching Workbook E-BOOK

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This electronic book is the practical resource book which follows the enormously successful Performance Coaching book by Dr Angus McLeod. Compiled by Angus McLeod and Will Thomas, this e-book is a must have on your laptop.The book here is part one of a series of three parts innovately designed and rpovided to you in electronic form. This e-book is packed with  13 tools for enhancing your practical coaching from set-up to completion.

The approach is concise and immediately helpful in knowing how and when to use specific tools in coaching. We believe that this workbook is suited to coaches and prospective coaches in all sectors, particularly those who want a rapid and accessible route to understanding coaching practice and who want a reliable source book for coaching methods. We present an easily understandable structure for coaching so that all the tools sit simply within a practical framework for developing and enhancing your own coaching style. This framework, the STEPPPA Model, also provides a coherent and practical tool for keeping in touch with the coaching process as a structured journey.

You will quickly recognize a layout that becomes familiar and enables fast access to key information. Links between other related models and tools are provided throughout, so the complexity of coaching processes, with time, becomes even more comprehensible. We have very deliberately included linguistic-triggers in the text to help coaches use the right set of tools in their actual coaching sessions without having to pause in their work.

We include a number of self-evaluation frameworks so you can make progress in ways that are personal to your own style of coaching delivery. The world of the coachee’s experience will become more familiar to you and this will help to advise your use of the tools.

Available for free download at http://willthomasblog.com

Head of Departments Pocketbook

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Head of Department Pocketbook by Brin Best and Will Thomas

Brin Best and Will Thomas present a practical and informative guide for secondary school teachers aiming to manage their departments effectively. New, aspiring and existing heads of department will find the book offers practical tips and techniques and gives a helpful overview of the role identified by the National College for School Leadership as the ‘engine room of change’ within secondary schools. The central chapter, ‘Managing your Department’ looks at aspects of creative leadership, lesson observation, managing meetings, developing and recruiting people, managing stress, inspection, finance, health and safety. Other chapters cover effective documentation, maximising student achievement and raising the profile of your department. The self-evaluation framework at the end of the book is a useful, analytical tool for any middle manager looking to develop departmental practice.