We all know the small and the big challenges that we teachers have to face when teaching ESL to children. May it be discipline, may it be running out of ideas, may it be the requests of the administration or parents, so little time so much to do …and the list goes on and on.
Professional development therefore is essential for good teaching and coaching is a fundamental element of it. It tackles the beliefs, values, feelings and behaviours of the teacher and allows them to build new skills, knowledge, gain more self confidence, renew their motivation and apply their learning more deeply and consistently in a save environment.
A research by Jake Cornett and Jim Knight (Coaching Approaches and Perspectives. Corwin: 2009), has shown that when teachers were given only a description of new instructional skills, only 10% used the skill in the classroom… However, when coaching was added to the staff development, approximately 95% of the teachers implemented the new skills.
I support the teachers and can, with my over 15 years of experience, help to create the environment and conditions that are necessary for change and that improve their work with students, but also their work with colleagues, the administration and of course, the parents.
Do you need
to gain self confidence?
Do you want
to find your very own teaching style?
Would you like
to come up with new ideas for your classroom?
Maybe you could
need some help with professional development planning?
Could you use
some feedback from an observation?
counselling students / progress / objectives?
Do you want
to resolve work problems?
Do you need
to deal with classoom discipline?
need help with finding the right teaching programs and curricula?
Interested in a session with me?
Then click here and send me a line.
What others say …
Just a quick message to thank Svenja for her help and support. I had no background whatsoever in teaching and she has helped me (and is still helping me) through coaching to find my potential.I appreciate a lot her professionalism; a quality that is becoming rare and her knowledge not only in teaching but also in psychology. I hope that one day I will become as professional as she is. A quick message now to all the people that are looking for coaching. I recommend you this lady that knows exactly what she is talking about. She will help you the best way she can. She is a real professional. It is so wonderful to see this kind of potential. I hope that I will one day give her back as much as she is giving me right now. Thanks– Sabrina
Being coached by Svenja was one of the most important things that helped me improve myself and love teaching more and more. She pushed me to be creative and taught me how to be an efficient teacher and to never let go of things when it gets tough. Her long experience was and still is extremely helpful for me as a teacher and as a person. Thank you!– Khaoula
I have known Svenja only for a few months but she has always been a positive source and inspiration for me. She is always available when questions pop up in my mind. When I have a hard time fixing something in my class, she comes forward and takes all the time needed to explain how to make things work better. She really is an excellent tutor and trainer.– Sittyna
I would like to thank Svenja for her help with my classes. It is so helpful to be coached by her. It’s time saving to have her around and to discuss the lesson plans to see whether the activities planned will work or not. The psychology part is the part I like the most since I have no experience in that subject. It helped me a lot to understand the brain and how it works to plan better activities and to have a better understanding on how a kid can react.– Sabrina H.
Svenja has been my trainer/tutor as I was taking my first steps into my teaching career. Her indisputable experience in this field and in others has been much appreciated.Indeed, not only did she teach me how to manage a classroom, but most importantly she taught me how to deal with each and every induvidual of a class and how to take into account their very own ways of learning.I could always rely on her whenever I had an issue or a question regarding my students and she would gladly pay me a visit during my hours of teaching to help me pinpoint my strongest and weakest assets.– Sira