I train both teachers and academic coaches, and here’s something I’ve noticed — they could be more like each other!

Teachers often are too, well, teachery! They could stand to build more rapport with their students, and use more student-centered language.

Coaches — especially those trained as life coaches — often don’t teach enough skills.

It’s why in my course The Art of Inspiring Students, I like to teach both of these groups a powerful, albeit silly sounding, teaching tool I call The Consent Hamburger.

Here’s the video where I unpack what this means (and also what this has to do with alternatives to calling the police, which is what this series is about)

https://youtu.be/Zv7RnNtkJW8

 

So what do you think? If you’re a teacher, I’d love to know one thing you could do to be a better coach? If you’re a coach, I’d like to know one thing you could do to be a better teacher?

P.S. Would YOU like some tools about to balance teaching essential skills to students while also honoring their autonomy? The Art of Inspiring Students is an entirely self-paced course designed to set you up for your best school year yet, whether you’re a classroom teacher or an academic coach.