Group coaching to make CLIL practical, with personal feedback on tasks and ideas
During coaching sessions of about 1 hour, feedback is provided on tasks that have been handed in by teachers.
This type of coaching is always personalized, because the feedback is about the experience of teachers.
In combination with the online CLIL roadmap, online coaching can be a great addition to the CLIL development of teachers.
Get in touch if you want to find out how group coaching can help your organisation!
With feedback on the tasks provided, the coaching sessions are always focused on making CLIL work for the personal situation of teachers.
Plenty of time to answer questions about CLIL in specific situations to make sure it can be applied successfully.
With no travel time and the option to join from anywhere, these coaching sessions cost little extra time compared to live coaching.
A few responses from group coaching sessions
" Thank you very much for the great CLIL-course this year! I have learnt loads of new things and it was also very reassuring to realize that I was already using CLIL in my lessons. I have come to notice that CLIL does not only make my lessons more enjoyable and effective for the student, but also for me as a teacher and that is worth a lot!"
Rana - Lodewijk College
I was a bit sceptical at first, but the session was really useful!
It helps a lot to see how exactly the activities work for my situation.
I liked having feedback on my exercise and I liked that it has pushed me to be more creative with my lessons.
Coaching in school
Lesson observations and personal advice to help CLIL teachers in school to improve their learning.
There is no better way to improve a CLIL teacher's skills then being observed and receive practical and personal ideas for improvement.
And that is exactly what I do with CLIL coaching in school!
During a lesson observation I will write down anything I see and discuss this with the teacher afterwards. The focus will be on small things that require little effort to change.
The purpose is not to check if a teacher is doing a good job.
The purpose is to help a CLIL teacher do even better.
Because the feedback is always based on observations of a lesson, it will be the most personalised learning experience one can imagine.
Because the feedback is provided in private coaching sessions, teachers can feel safe about sharing their experiences and challenges.
With years of experience observing colleagues and providing feedback, I can guarantee I can provide small improvements after every lesson observations.
A few responses from coaching sessions
"We had Patrick do both a workshop and a feedback session after lesson visits. Both were highly appreciated but it was the personal feedback on their lessons colleagues appreciated most in particular because of Patrick’s down-to-earth approach and extremely helpful tips and tops. We’ll definitely invite him again."
Jan van den Bos - Da Vinci College
"Because of Patrick's help, I became much more confident in teaching CLIL and apply it more often than I used to (I even share CLIL ideas with my colleagues now)."
"I would like to thank you again for the coaching session. After implementing your ideas I noticed students started to pay more attention and to enjoy the lessons even more"