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The Leader's Guide to Coaching in Schools

Creating Conditions for Effective Learning
First Edition
By: John Campbell, Christian van Nieuwerburgh

A Joint Publication with Learning Forward
Foreword by Jim Knight

Help your staff get “unstuck” by using solutions-focused coaching techniques that help them envision desired outcomes and the actions needed to achieve them.

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  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781506335834
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2017
  • Page Count: 144
  • Publication date: June 30, 2017

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Grow your leadership skills to bring out the best in your school!

Hallways, parking lots, staff rooms—these are all places where you and your staff have conversations every day. What if you could use these opportunities to build your staff’s resiliency and empower them to reach their goals. The Leader’s Guide to Coaching in Schools offers a proven, accessible, and usable framework to increase your interpersonal effectiveness and grow your ability to coach your staff to overcome obstacles and create their own solutions. Coaching experts John Campbell and Christian van Nieuwerburgh demonstrate how coaching is not just for formal coaching relationships, but how a coaching approach can be applied throughout a school day to create a culture of growth. Through sample questions, video examples, and tools this step-by-step guide shows you how to:

  • Introduce a coaching approach into a wide range of conversational contexts
  • Use the GROWTH coaching conversation framework to improve both staff and student success and well-being
  • Use coaching approaches in areas that school leaders typically find challenging: in formal performance reviews, when giving informal feedback, and when working with teams

Help your staff get “unstuck” no matter what challenges they are facing by using solutions-focused coaching techniques that help them envision desired outcomes and the actions needed to achieve them.

“The GROWTH coaching model should be in every administrator’s hand as their bible for school improvement. Having this guide will guarantee success and getting the best out of all stakeholders.”

—Elizabeth Alvarez, Principal
John C. Dore Elementary, Chicago, IL

“The book is just what the doctor ordered for busy leaders—short and concise.”

—B.R. Jones, Superintendent of Education
Tate County School District, Senatobio, MS

Key features

(1) A step-by-step guide to the practice of leadership coaching -- an effective means to expand leadership capacity across schools and districts.

(2) Simple, but powerful, GROWTH Coaching framework can be put to immediate use to define individual goals and identify what it takes to achieve and sustain desired results.

(3) Identifies the 8 critical skills that are required to become a great coach.

(4) Grounded in the latest research on Emotional Intelligence and strengths-based and solutions-focused approaches

(5) Includes a range of international case studies that depict implementation of the GROWTH Coaching framework across a variety of school settings.



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John Campbell

John Campbell is Executive Director of Growth Coaching International Pty Ltd, an Australian based consulting organisation that provides coaching and coaching services to school leaders and teachers across Australia and in the UK, the Middle East and the Asia/Pacific region.

John has been a high school teacher, a curriculum consultant and over the last decade has led leadership and coaching skill development workshops for thousands of educators across Australia, and internationally.

In addition to his teaching degrees he holds a masters degrees in organisational communication (UTS) and in the psychology of coaching from the University of Sydney and is a Founding Fellow at the Institute of Coaching

Christian van Nieuwerburgh

Christian is a well-respected executive coach, internationally-recognised academic and sought-after consultant.

Christian van Nieuwerburgh is Professor of Positive Psychology and Coaching at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and Global Director of Growth Coaching International. Previously he was a Programme Leader and Senior Lecturer within the Coaching Psychology programmes at the University of East London, one of the world’s leading centres for the postgraduate study of coaching. He lectured on a number of MSc programmes in the School of Psychology, and continues to undertake ground-breaking research and international collaborations in coaching and supervises academic dissertations.

Seen as an international authority in the field of coaching, he has been invited to speak at conferences in the US, the UK, Europe, Australia and the Middle East. He regularly presents on the topics of coaching, motivation, mental toughness and leadership. Christian has written a number of peer-reviewed journal articles and chapters about coaching.

Christian is particularly passionate about the power of coaching in educational settings. He is the editor of Coaching in Education: Getting Better Results for Students, Educators and Parents (2012), which is now one of the key textbooks in the field. Through his consultancy, the International Centre for Coaching in Education (ICCE), Christian delivers training, consultancy, coaching and professional development programmes to schools, colleges and universities in the UK and abroad. He is motivated by the idea of creating coaching cultures for learning which allow students to purposefully and confidently pursue their aspirations.

Christian defines himself as an engaged academic practitioner, committed to the useful interplay of theory, research and practice. Students, delegates, clients and peers describe him as an inspirational educator and empowering coach.

Instagram: coachonamotorcycle

LinkedIn: Christian van Nieuwerburgh

Twitter: @christianvn

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Foreword by Jim Knight



About the Authors

Chapter 1. Coaching in Schools: An Introduction to the Global Framework for Coaching in Education

Chapter 2. What Is Leadership Coaching?

Chapter 3. The GROWTH Coaching System

Chapter 4. Applying the Eight-Step Coaching Framework

Chapter 5. Positive, Strength-Based Approaches Underpinning the GCI Coaching System

Chapter 6. Using a Coaching Approach to Enhance the Performance and Well-Being of Teachers

Chapter 7. Creating the Right Context for Feedback

Chapter 8. Using Coaching Approaches to Enhance the Performance and Well-Being of Teams

Chapter 9. Leading a Coaching Culture

Chapter 10. Conclusion




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