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The Gift

As a novice teacher of PE and coach of youth sport I wanted to add value to the children I interacted with on a daily basis. I intently observed the more experienced teachers around me. I worked hard at imitating them and their behaviours. Over time I got better and better until I thought I […]

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Silent Coaching – The First Steps

I am on my journey of becoming a Silent Coach. This isnt a coach who always remains silent, but understands the power that silence can have on making a learning centred environment for their pupils or athletes. My initial post explaining my current approach to coaching generated a lot of interest. Those who tried some […]

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The Way of the Silent Coach

Imagine this scene: The pupils are silent as they file into the exam hall. Their names are checked, valuables left at the side and they quietly walk past the rows of desks and chairs till they find their own. Nervous tension fills the the room. The exam papers are distributed, instructions issued and timings written on […]