Nepal

5 Tips When Coaching in a Developing Nation

1. Spend some time conversing with your translator in advance of your workshop.

This helped me tune my ear to his English accent, speed of speach, inflections and test his understanding of my English. I also had to get use to words that were used in different contexts or were infrequently used in my language environment.

2. Come prepared for everything

I spoke to those […]

By |March 2nd, 2011|Coaching|2 Comments

105 Students and 1 Teacher – A Positive Approach to Classroom Management

In Nepal, the government MINIMUM student teacher ratio is 55:1. While touring the country side I spoke with many teachers that had class sizes less than this but also a few that had many more than 55, up to a 105 students.

With few resources, how is a teacher suppose to manage the classroom behaviour of so many students and still achieve learning goals?
We […]

By |December 21st, 2010|Coaching, Core Values, Learning, Role Modeling|0 Comments

Getting Everyone on the Same Page

Last week,  Mr. Krishna Bahadur K.C., the Chairman of the School Management Committee, of Shree Shanti Niketan Primary School was looking for ways to mobilize his community towards common goals.

He was looking for a common denominator to bind the stakeholders that were impacted by future change initiatives.
Key Question
So I asked “What’s important to them, that is also important to you?” A long […]

By |November 25th, 2010|Change Strategies, Core Values, Leadership Skills|0 Comments

Presence Moment Along a Riverbank in Nepal

After taking in Doug Silsbee’s work on Mindful Leadership and Coaching  in Banff, hosted by Larry Huslmans with Reframe Leadership, I have been practising being more present in both my coaching practise and in my life. When you become attuned to taking in all that is there in the moment you learn to both tune out the distractions and heighten your awareness […]

By |November 22nd, 2010|Leadership Skills|0 Comments