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In the breast of every educator beats the heart of a coach

Coaching for Educators

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We coach educators, without fees. Teachers are the most important people in children's lives. Teachers work in relative isolation in the most complex and demanding environments. Coaches listen in such a way that teachers find their own solutions. Being coached gives teachers the opportunity to reflect on what's important to them, set goals, design strategies, and then take action.
Martin Richards, C4E Founder and Director
"Until you are coached, you will not know how powerful you are"

Martin Richards, C4E Founder and Director

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Anyone can submit their innovation to HundrED Open. All information on this page is provided by the innovator and has not been checked by HundrED. Innovation page has been created by Martin Richards on November 8th, 2021
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Innovation Overview

TEACHERS
Target Group
10 000
Children/Users
16
Countries
2019
Established
Not-for-profit
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Updated on January 18th, 2022
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Why did you create this innovation?

When observing teachers planning lessons and teaching we saw that they invested large amounts of time in pondering many problems. By supporting teachers -through asking open-ended questions, we helped them focus on what was important to them, describing desirable solutions and choosing strategies that could move them ahead - we noticed they found their own solutions, this time and next time.

How does your innovation work in practice?

We use a website to connect teachers in coaching relationships with volunteer, certified coaches. After an orientation meeting, they can have up to four meetings online, via Zoom or similar, where the teacher can experience being coached, expressing their struggles and desires in a wide range of situations, not only from their work.

We ask for no payment. We do ask for feedback from the teacher. Here is one:

"A lot of people in life offer help and advice but very few people ask questions like a coach does. This is what a lot of us need sometimes. All in all, I highly recommend the profound help the C4E Coaching Programme offers educators at a crossroads. Coaching can resuscitate people's spirits and wake up self-awareness and nurture your self-esteem.
Coaching is really collaborative and allows one to deeply inquire and gain greater self-awareness and confidence in carrying out the path as an educator and facilitator of learning.
Deep down, I knew this would be worth it."

How has it been spreading?

We have used our existing contacts on LinkedIn and Facebook to connect with teachers and coaches who we then invite to orientation meetings.

From 2019 to 2021 we have coached over 150 teachers, most of whom have given us feedback. All the feedback is posted on our website.

During 2021, we have been building a much larger website to replace the old hand-made website so that we can handle tens of thousands of coaching relationships in the next 3-5 years.

If I want to try it, what should I do?

Go to www.coaching4educators.org and attend one of the "Listening from the Heart" onboarding webinars.

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November 2021
Innovation page created on HundrED.org
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