The teacher's responsibility involves imparting knowledge and fostering skill development in students. In contrast, a coach is tasked with providing support through active listening, questioning, and challenging. Despite the apparent distinctions between these roles, what if a teacher incorporated coaching principles and skills in the classroom?
This concept was fundamental during the new edition of the course “Emotional intelligence and coaching inside the school and educational context” that took place in Tenerife from 5/11/2023 to 11/11/2023. The participants came from all across Europe, with Artūrs, Edgars and Valērijs from Vidzeme Technology and Design Vocational School in Latvia, Grete and Lisett from Audentes School in Estonia, Silke and Juliane from Gustav-Stresemann Wirtschaftsschule Mainz in Germany, Caroline from grg8 Albertgasse in Austria, Janne and Irma from Pärnu Koidula Gümnasium in Estonia, Annija from Mērsraga Vidusskola in Latvia, Asmaa and Hafida from MBO College Airport in the Netherlands, An and Helena from UC Limburg in Belgium
After exploring the main differences and similarities between Coaching and Teaching, we explored some coaching tools that can be integrated in the classroom. Then, we covered the topic of Emotional Intelligence, reflecting on what it means being aware of our own feelings and understanding other people's emotions to connect with them. A teacher with emotional intelligence can understand their students' feelings and help them handle their emotions.
Welcome to the ELA Blog. Here you will find articles and photos of our courses and have a look at the topics addressed during the week in Bologna, Palermo and Tenerife. You will also have the chance to take a peek at our projects and check out what we have been up to.