Coaching is a challenging job. Change is often not welcome. Being told what to do often results in compliance, not growth and learning. My recent work and learning as part of PLPâ€™s Connected Coaching course has been different. It has showcased an alternative view of coaching, Appreciative Inquiry. One where the individual and their growth is honored.
A connected coach uses techniques like appreciative inquiry, essential questions, and other cognitive coaching and deep thinking methods to help individuals and teams self-actualize in online spaces. Connected coaches are the social artists that help people think deeply about the learning that is taking place in the shared online environment.
A new session of Connected Coaching with Lani Ritter Hall begins this January, and former eCourse participant Harry Niezen was kind enough to answer a few questions about his experience completing this course. Harry is an Instructional Technology Consultant for grades 9-12 from Kitchener, Ontario Canada.
The new year is almost upon us and there are several fantastic Powerful Learning Practice eCourses begining soonâ€” perfect for those of you gearing up to start 2013 with a bang. Connected Coaching with Lani Ritter Hall will begin in a few weeks. In this interview, Lani explains what Connected Coaching means to her, who should take this course, and what the participants can expect.
From the May issue of T.H.E. Journal . . . “It used to be in the 20th century that I considered it rude when people were texting or typing when I was presenting. Now, I consider it rude if I am the one who is doing all the talking.”