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7 useful tips to make coaching feedback formative

Posted by Rosie Neill on 15 December, 2015

To make a coaching session as worthwhile as possible, any feedback given and received needs to be effective. Enhance your coaching session by taking on board these 7 tips from expert coach and consultant, Mike Fleetham.

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Live Coaching: A Quick Guide to Setting Up

Posted by Rosie Neill on 17 October, 2014

Live Coaching: A Quick Guide to Setting Up

Follow these simple steps, whether you're a teacher or school technician, for a quick guide to setting up a live coaching session using the IRIS Connect system.

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3 things to consider before beginning an in-ear coaching session

Posted by Kate Herbert-Smith on 29 August, 2014

3 things to consider before beginning an in-ear coaching session

There are many rewards that come from live teacher coaching, but only when it's done with a bit of thought first.

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Sink or Swim?

Posted by Charlotte Curl on 21 October, 2013

Time to sink or swim

Guest post by Tom Barwood

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Phase Two for Remote Coaching

Posted by Charlotte Curl on 17 May, 2013

Phase Two for Remote Coaching

Earlier this year we told you about Oak Hill Academy in London, who, with the support of External Consultant, Mike Fleetham, have been building a sustainable coaching culture using video.

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Remote Coaching: Becoming A Mentor

Posted by Charlotte Curl on 18 February, 2013

Remote Coaching: Becoming A Mentor

Last week we posted an interview with Year 6 Teacher and IRIS Connect fan, Elise Mason, as part of an on-going look at the remote coaching programme taking place at Oak Hill Junior School. The coaching programme involves teachers taking part in both live and time shifted coaching from IRIS Connect enabled consultant Mike Fleetham. We interviewed some of the staff before the programme began to discover their expectations and we’ll be releasing a new one each week.

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