ISL Qatar representatives David Bryan and Dr Sergio Pawel were invited to be featured conference speakers at Outstanding Schools Middle East Conference.
Bryan is deputy head of school and director of teaching & learning and Dr Pawel, the group chief academic officer. The invitation reflects the recognition of ISL contribution to the professional development of regional and global community of teachers, Dr Pawel said.
“Establishing a 'Culture of Coaching' is prevalent at ISL Qatar, alongside a distinct approach to 'Professional Growth', according to Bryan.
There is an increasing number of educators that see the potential of a coaching culture, starting with fellow educators and the influence on professional learning and growth. Ultimately, the goal is to provide an engaging experience for our learners, coupled with a rich sense of empowerment and ownership, he explained.
“Alternative models of coaching should be explored that engage on a collaborative level as opposed to a model that is one-to-one. Listening to the learning community and ensuring the inclusion of all stakeholders in the learning community, creates a deeper foundation of coaching upon which to create and construct more powerful models for educators and learners”, added Bryan.