#coachlearninginsport: besides and with

I had an opportunity to meet some rugby union coaches today.

Just before the talk, I happened upon these two chairs looking out at a rugby pitch.

The chairs brought Lawrence Stenhouse to mind. In much of his educational research, he would sit besides the person with whom he was talking.

When asked about this he said that he understood that people might feel uncomfortable about this but he always asked for their permission.

When asked why he wanted to do this he would reply that in this way they could both look at the same world.

When I saw the chairs this morning I thought about the conversations that had been and would be with the same world view.

I came away with even stronger feelings about coach learning and those who share their journey being beside them and with them.

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