Let’s look at an actual example of a 5-minute coaching (5-mc) session. I was training a group of future school administrators on how to do 5-mc by modeling the practice with one of the participants:
Me (the coach): I really enjoyed seeing you teach today. Tell me, what did you think went well?
Teacher: Students were really engaged and learned the topic.
Me: What is something that surprised you?
Teacher: One of the students who is usually quiet was really engaged and did better than I would have expected.
Me: That’s wonderful! Is there anything that you would do differently?
Teacher: I don’t think so. I was using a new teaching strategy and I need to do it more.
Me: I’m glad you had so much success. I look forward to being able to visit again soon.
Reasons why 5-minute coaching is so powerful:
Within the example above, there is a golden nugget of information. Can you find it? Tomorrow we will look at how to follow up on that nugget.
In the meantime, please engage in a 5-minute coaching session today! It will be worth it, I promise.
Do good and be well,