Promoting Talk for Learning

Week 3 of my course has been about the importance of communication and in essence the quality of talk.

Effective communication is a huge part of my job as a coach and mentor so I really understand how vital it is for young people to learn soft skills as part of their education.

This week the course covered the following topics:

  • Promoting talk for learning
  • Building confident learners through talk
  • Talking with confidence and clarity
  • Developing thinking and communication skills
  • Developing cognitive skills
  • Building student awareness of their own learning processes
  • The value of quality feedback
  • Neuroscience and the adolescent brain
  • The whole school approach

I had to complete an assignment this week using the principles covered in the course this week combined with a real coaching session. It really made me think about how I can utilise what I have learnt so far and be a more effective coach for my students.

Next week is the last in the course and I look forward to reflecting and reviewing what I have learnt and taking it forward with my students in 2017.

If you know of anyone that is struggling and would benefit from life coaching then please contact me.

Have a great week.