inspiring outstanding leaders

When was the last time you told someone what you were great at?

In Uncategorized on 13 November 2009 at 1:38 pm

Here is a dynamic exercise that any staff meeting could benefit from…

Best bits speed coaching

One of my secondary school clients put together a whole school staff meeting as an early step in to developing a coaching culture in her school. Positivity was encouraged as was focusing departmental teams on their strategic developmental needs.

For the last activity all staff were asked to write down three things they are best at. After verification and encouragement from their peers, staff were then arranged in two lines standing facing each other. They were given a minute each to describe to a ‘prospective learning partner’ their best bits before a bell rang and everyone moved on a place.

Afterwards several teachers commented that they felt great repeating over again their best bits and most left happier than when they had arrived. The school also benefitted from more staff knowing who was ‘expert’ at what.

How would you use ‘best bits speed coaching’ in your school?

What has gone down well at your staff meetings?

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