272: The Fine Line Between Coaching and Teaching: A Controversy

There’s a common controversy that comes up in Gretchen’s educator trainings:

Should academic coaches teach students skills, or must they remain neutral parties who draw out the student’s inner wisdom?

This controversy comes up because life coaches are taught not to solve their clients problems for them. However, teachers often solve students’ problems well but often don’t know how to draw out student’s own native knowledge.

Both are important! Gretchen discusses this controversy, that comes up every new round of her course, and presents the “consent hamburger”, her solution to this controversy. She teaches the “consent hamburger” in her course for educators: The Art of Inspiring Students to Study Strategically.