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It’s a Question of Style: A Framework for Improving Your Participants’ Learning Experience

As the song goes, “it’s not what you do, it’s the way that you do it… and that’s what gets results”. This has never been truer than in our coaching practice

You may have a default or preferred style; you may have begun copying a mentor or coach from your own experiences. Good coaches and great coaching comes from the ability to flex your approach to meet the outcomes of the session, the individuals and group you are coaching.

What can we take from teaching and pedagogy to help us plan and prepare sessions for the specific needs of our participants?

Mosston and Ashworth’s Spectrum of Teaching Styles is an experimental framework that will help you evolve your coaching practice.

The continuum of 11 clear styles will be appropriate in certain coaching situations and contexts. These range from command style through to self-teaching. It can be drawn upon throughout your season, allowing you to navigate the best learning experiences for your participants through the coaching behaviours/styles you decide to implement as part of your coaching practice:

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