Coaching - Happiness and Well-being in schools

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“High-quality coaching in schools supports professional development, leadership sustainability and school improvement” 
Niewerburgh, 2012

“Learning to be a coach or mentor is one of the most effective ways of enabling teachers and leaders to become good and excellent practitioners”
Curee, 2005

"Coaching in education is driven by a desire to make a difference to student learning. Coaching in education is important in the quest to ensure that there are sufficient future leaders in the system to secure succession”
Creasy & Paterson, 2005

The Coaching - Happiness and Well-being in schools course is the right support to any educational system which aims at boosting the learning experience for everyone in the organization by introducing educational coaching.

The importance of coaching in education has extended in recent years with a notable increase in coaching activities in this sector. The aim is to challenge students and educators to achieve more of their potential.

Bresser and Wilson (2010), define coaching as “empowering people by facilitating self-directed learning, personal growth and improved performance”. When it comes to the specific field of education, Niewerburgh (2012) defines educational coaching as "a one-to-one conversation focused on the enhancement of learning and development through increasing self-awareness and a sense of personal responsibility, where the coach facilitates the self-directed learning of the coachee through questioning, active listening, and appropriate challenge in a supportive and encouraging climate". According to him, two important matters, amongst other, accompany coaching in education: first, the importance of positive psychology and harnessing the energy and positive thinking within the organization and second, involvement of all actors of the educational community and enhancement of the learning experience for everyone: students, staff and parents. This course will show you how to do so!

During the course, you will learn about practical employment of several coaching approaches and get acquainted with different coaching models and tools which have been successfully used by schools. Additionally, the course will be an opportunity for school leaders and all other actors in the educational community to get to know the available tools for continuous improvement.

Upskill your organization

Target group are the school management, teachers, special education teachers and all other non-teaching experts and staff working in school education, adult education and VET. The course covers a wide range of topics:

  • Understanding the concept of coaching in education
  • Supporting a culture of change in your organization
  • Involving staff, students and parents as actors in the learning environment
  • Developing skills which align with the non-directive coaching approaches:

● establishing rapport and trust;

● listening for meaning;

● questioning for understanding;

● prompting action, reflection and learning;

● developing confidence and celebrating success

  • Learn how to plan and set goals
  • Learn how to evoke and enhance progress using coaching approaches and models
  • Developing coaching competencies for the classroom
  • Getting acquainted with different coaching models and tools which have been successfully used by schools
  • Getting to know the available tools for continuous improvement
  • Learn about the importance of positive psychology and harnessing the energy and positive thinking

The course methodology aspires creating an output. Working individually or in groups on a concrete product to be used in your own school. Participants are given time to develop these outputs and the trainers coach and support them throughout the week.

Earn a certificate

The course participants will get a Certificate of Active Attendance.

The competences acquired will be validated by the course organisers on the Europass mobility.

What makes Euneos the leading course provider in Europe?

Euneos consistently rises to the challenge, empowering our clients with a wide selection of outstanding courses. We're committed to delivering excellence that meets the Quality Standards for courses under Key Action 1 and Rules of application, Annex I - Erasmus Quality Standards, as required by the European Commission.

On-site courses

Coaching - Happiness and Well-being in schools on-site courses take place in Tallinn and Benalmadena/Malaga, Spain. Coaching in schools are 7 day courses that start on Sunday afternoon and end on Saturday at 13:00 o'clock.

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  • 13 - 19 October 2024, Benalmadena/Malaga, Spain
  • 16 - 22 March, 2025, Tallinn, Estonia
  • 12 - 18 October 2025, Benalmadena/Malaga, Spain

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Euneos has an international team of trainers who are the most experienced in the field of their expertise. Meet Euneos' trainers for the Coaching - Happiness and Well-being in schools course:

Main organiser / trainer

Mart Laanpere, PhD

  • Professor at Tallinn University, Estonia
  • Head of the R&D Centre for Educational Technology in Tallinn University 
  • Former mathematics and physics teacher and school principal
  • Member of board of course provider Euneos, Finland 

After working as a mathematics & physics teacher and school principal, he has been involved in teacher education and educational technology research for last 20 years. Mart has been contributing to international research projects focusing on the use of mobile technology and social software in teaching and learning. He is coordinating the training of school teams in the project “Digital Turn towards 1:1 Computing” funded by Samsung (; and expert in school digital innovation and change. 

Signe Vesso, PhD

coach and supervisor

  • a founding member of the International Supervision and Coaching Institute (ISCI) and was chairman of the board for the first three years. Lecturer in supervision and coaching training.
  • PhD in Management Sciences, research topic: coaching culture and coaching leadership style
  • educated as psychotherapist

Signe has been working with organisations more than 25 years. Main topics: teamwork, leadership, developmental conversations, collegial coaching and supervision. Signe has worked mainly in the education, social field and business. 

She has published "Handbook: coaching between colleagues" (2020) and set of coaching question cards for managers, coaches, supervisors and teachers (2020).

Kaidi Peets

coach and supervisor

  • internationally certified supervisor and coach (2006-2009, Germany), level 8 supervisor who passed the ESCÜ quality group,
  • Estonian Supervision and Coaching Association (ESCÜ ) member of the Ethics Committee
  • founding member and senior trainer at International Supervision and Coaching Institute (ISCI).

As a coach , supervisor and trainer she combines methods and approaches from systemic coaching and supervision, constellations, solution-focused brief therapy, Appreciative Inquiry, positive psychology and neuroscience. Kaidi works with local and international organisations from a wide range of fields - education, IT, production, financial, startup, retail etc.

Euneos choice of venues is based on two essentials: delivering professionalism and assuring personal well-being in order to warrant enjoyable course experience.

Tallinn, Estonia

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Benalmadena, Spain

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