Presentation on theme: "Teaching and learning Coach Training January/ February 2008"— Presentation transcript:
1 Teaching and learning Coach Training January/ February 2008 Research is showing that teams of teachers are far more effective when they work together.PLTs, faculty groups, sub schoolsVery relevant to T&L coaches in coaching role – Important when building and sustaining productive relationships.Need to understand what makes us and others tick.Explain questionnaire – work of Diane Turner and Thelma GrecoDo questionnaire.Teaching and learning Coach Training January/ February 2008The Personality Compass
2 NORTH WEST EAST SOUTH The Viking The American Pioneer The Oriental strong and determinedWESTThe American Pioneeradventurous, innovative, risk takerEASTThe Orientalconservative, reserved, formalPersonality types – explain reason for compass – relates to cultures from north , south, east and western parts of the globe.Stereo types – not intended to be a racial commentary – Purely to give a visual prompt.SOUTHThe South Sea Islanderfriendly, hospitable, easy goingExtracted from The Personality Compass: A New Way to Understand People by Diane Turner and Thelma Greco (Element Books)
3 Best Characteristics NORTH SOUTH WEST EAST ASSERTIVE COMPETITIVE DIRECT CONFIDENTASSERTIVE COMPETITIVEINDEPENDENT DETERMINEDDECISIVE HARD WORKINGSOUTHPATIENT FRIENDLYGOOD LISTENER CARINGUNDERSTANDING KINDNURTURING GIVINGWESTVISIONARY INNOVATIVEADVENTUROUS CREATIVEMULTI TALENTED FREESENSE OF HUMOUR SPIRITEDEASTFOCUSED INDUSTRIOUSMETHODICAL RESPONSIBLELOGICAL SERIOUSPUNCTUAL RESERVEDRead characteristics – Important to look at characteristics of other groups as well as own.Extracted from The Personality Compass: A New Way to Understand People by Diane Turner and Thelma Greco (Element Books)
4 Worst Characteristics NORTHARGUMENTATIVE IMPATIENTAGGRESSIVE SARCASTIC CONTROLLING PUSHYJUDGEMENTAL ARROGANTSOUTHLACKADAISICAL INSECUREEASILY HURT COMPLAINER VULNERABLE CLINGINGEASILY INTIMIDATED SHYWESTSILLY OFTEN LATEIMPULSIVE INACCURATEUNDISCIPLINED SUPERFICIALCARELESSEASTPERFECTIONIST LONERHUMOURLESS CRITICALINFLEXIBLE NAGGINGTUNNEL-VISIONED OBSESSIVEFeeling strong!!!!Also importance of being aware of others worst characteristics.Extracted from The Personality Compass: A New Way to Understand People by Diane Turner and Thelma Greco (Element Books)
5 Structure & detail first NORTHLet’s do it!Action nowWESTImagine, generateThe vision, meaning…The Big PictureEASTWho, what, when, why, whereStructure & detail firstIn summary……………..SOUTHShare,supportThe carersExtracted from The Personality Compass: A New Way to Understand People by Diane Turner and Thelma Greco (Element Books)
6 PERSONAL STYLES What are the strengths of your style? What are the limitations of yourstyle?What do the other styles need toknow about you so that you canwork together effectively?Think about these questions in relation to your dominant direction.
7 In relation to your role as a coach….. How does your style help establish andmaintain an effective coaching relationship?What challenges are there for yourstyle?What aspects of the other styles might youfind hard to manage?What strategies might you employ?In your role as Teaching and Learning coaches, what are the implications of this?Get into personality groups – All Norths, All Souths etcDiscuss Questions – on cards on tables – Pick a spokesperson and report back to the whole groupMove into sub regional groups.Make a visual representation of your groups personality types. – Paper, pens ,sticky dots – put sub region name in it. Team leaders to lead this activity and to show and tell representation.