Description of the Approach/Method
As Active Educators – agents of change – for more than 30 years now in language teaching and wholeheartedly being LEARNERS of LIFE for as long as WE breathe, we are honored to present to you Coaching practices and tools for our classes as essential part of teaching-learning evolution. We have already introduced this with brilliant results.
We feel that humankind has now realized – or at least have started realizing – that mindful learning can make the difference in any life aspect educating humans for happiness rather than necessity. Putting the emphasis on dealing with any crisis as challenges in personal, professional, social, educational or any other domain of human life, Coaching can provide in Education a toolbox of imaginative ways of growing – through rough or smoother times – wiser. The already acquired knowledge and recent research results in social and emotional intelligence offer precious guidelines for further growth. Combining experience with academic knowledge, teacher, parents, student may broaden their horizons, focusing on each and every child as a unique entity; discovering student’s personal model of mindful learning opens their heart and connects it directly with their brain creating stronger bonds, allowing them to prepare their own life route to fulfillment and joy through learning.
Our coaching-wise approach treats learners of any age, sex, or background knowledge as the main actors of their own learning procedure, assisting them in finding their individual ways of learning – based on their learning profile – acquiring knowledge the way they can or wish to achieve it. Coaches specialized in Education or even Teachers-Life Coaches cooperate with teachers, headteachers, parents, and students in order to find the individual “mindful learning model” of each child from a very young age. For instance, recognizing the strengths and weaknesses of our personal way of absorbing knowledge and gaining experience can shed light on dark sides and difficulties in the process of our learning. Accepting the way we learn, the way we are leads to taking the right steps to meaningful progress and act in accordance with our inner needs and dreams resulting in personal fulfilment. Powerful and dynamic questions – made to the learner – explore, reveal and depict step-by-step the mindful learning model of each student, respecting uniqueness and diversity.
The specific tool serves as an example of deepening and expanding learning ways in the 21st Century. It focuses on implementing best practices and tools of Life Coaching & Coaching in School Life setting as top priority participants’ well-being. It can be combined with other coaching tools and/or be accordingly developed for teachers (mindful teaching) and parents (mindful parenting), building a robust pedagogical triangle. Fundamental reason and core of the above practice is that human development aims to happiness mindfully, starting from an early school age.