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Course Description

Coaching in education is relatively new, while mentoring has existed for some time. The purpose of both is to help people grow in both knowledge and practice.

In this course we share a toolbox of strategies to support teachers as mentors using a coach-approach that encourages growth mindsets and supports wellbeing.


Please note this course works best when done in pairs so people have an opportunity to practice the skills learned throughout the program.

This course is best suited to those teachers wanting to learn specific coaching and mentoring skills to better support beginning teachers all the way through to experienced teachers. 

Teaching Standards

6.2.2 Proficient Level - Engage in Professional Learning - Engage in professional learning and improve practice: Participate in learning to update knowledge and practice targeted to professional needs and school and/or system priorities

6.3.2 Proficient Level - Engage in Professional Learning - Engage with colleagues and improve practice: Contribute to collegial discussions and apply constructive feedback from colleagues to improve professional knowledge and practice

"This was outstanding course. Very organised, full of information and exercises."

- Hala Ibrahim, St Mark's Coptic Orthodox College

"Daniela is a great presenter and provides some excellent strategies and resources during this course. It is helpful to anyone wishing to take on a mentoring role at school or just to have an insight into how to set boundaries for conversations with colleagues, goals for your own professional practice or mentoring staff. I highly recommend this course to others."

- Elaine Essex, St Mark's Maclean High School

"The quality and relevance of the course content were extremely informative and beneficial."

- Angel Dagher, Maronite College of the Holy Family

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Module 1 - Introduction

    • Introduction

    • Aims and Objectives

    • Coaching & Mentoring Course Handout

    • Your Expectations

    • Mentoring and Coaching

  • 2

    Module 2 - Coaching and Mentoring

    • Mentoring at School

    • Why is Mentoring important?

    • Change can be Emotional

    • Communication

    • Communicate your Vision

    • Adult Learning

    • Mentoring vs Coaching

    • Benefits of Coaching Psychology

    • Skills of Great Leaders

  • 3

    Module 3 - Coaching Micro-Skills

    • Coaching Micro-Skills

    • Coaching Skill 1 - Building Trust and Rapport

    • Coaching Skill 2 - The Art of Questioning

    • Coaching Skill 3 - Solution-Focussed Approach

    • Coaching Skill 4 - Chunking

    • Coaching Skill 5 - Scaling

    • Coaching Skill 6 - Active Listening - Open & Curious

    • Task: Reflection on Coaching Micro-Skills

  • 4

    Module 4 - Coaching Frameworks

    • Coaching Frameworks

    • Types of Coaching and Processing

    • Smart Conversations

    • The Stages of Growth

  • 5

    Module 5 - Conclusion

    • Next Step for You

    • In a Nutshell...

  • 6

    Course Feedback

    • Course Feedback

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Daniela Falecki

Daniela Falecki

Daniela Falecki is known as the "keep-it-real" teacher who specialises in Positive Psychology. Her passionate and practical approach makes her a sought after speaker in schools because she knows what it is like. Sharing stories from her 20 years of experience in schools, her insights are practical, realistic and evidence-based. Daniela also lectures at Western Sydney University, is a Senior Associate for Dr Suzy Green & the Positivity Institute, and is the developer of many BOSTES accredited mentoring and coaching programs for teachers.  Daniela has been the NSW Manager for the Outdoor Education Group, program developer for International College of Wellness Coaches and is a member of the ICF (International Coaching Federation). She has completed a Masters in Education (Leadership), a Bachelor of Education (Physical & Health Education), a Diploma in Rudolf Steiner Education, a Life Coaching Certificate (Life Coaching Academy) is a Master Neuro Linguistic Programming practitioner and was voted Lecturer of the Year 2014 at Western Sydney University.

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