The Subtle Art and Silent Skill of Listening Without Judgment
Explore the bias battle we have to overcome in order to be present.
No one will take a risk if they feel like they will be kicked in the teeth for landing on their face when trying something new.
One of the highlights of running my own business has been to work in Shanghai with Dr Neil Hopkin.
A few years ago, I established a partnership with the British International School in Shanghai (BISS), supported their emerging STEM and Design Thinking curriculum programmes, and facilitated strategy development with the leadership team.
Neil was the Principal, and I learned first hand about the model of coaching he and his team were establishing. In the article below, he explains the drivers for the model and the mechanics of making it happen.
Neil values curiosity and embodies it too. This was a critical starting point for the BISS coaching model, to encourage teachers to be curious about their practice, and in some cases, re-discover that curiosity.
“We’re looking for people to make that international statement of learning: aahh,” Hopkin said. If coaching can help stimulate curiosity in teachers to continue improving and trying new things, then it has done its job in his mind.
When Coaching Teachers Has Curiosity As Its Primary Goal - MindShift
"The key to this isn't just the sense of community that coaches have, it's the moment of intervention during practice,"…
There is not much published about the coaching models designed by Dr Neil Hopkin, so I was delighted to discover this article. Some good challenges to consider.
Most people don’t listen with the intent to understand, they listen with the intent to reply ~ Stephen Covey