G - Goal


What do you want to improve in your teaching?

How will you and your students know when you have achieved this?

How will it feel when you reach your goal?

What’s important to you as a teacher?

What would you like to get from the next 20 mins?

What do you want to achieve from this session?

What will make you feel this me has been well spent?

What area do you want to work on?

Describe your perfect day in school

What are you aiming for in the short/medium/long term?


R - Reality


Where are you now in relation to your goal?

On a scale of 1 ‐10 where are you?

What progress have you made so far?

What actions have you taken so far towards this?

What has contributed to your success so far?

What skills/knowledge/attributes do you already have?

What is working well right now?

What resources do you have to help you?

What is required of you?

What is happening at the moment around this issue?

What is your main concern around this goal/issue?


O - Options


What changes could you make to your next lesson?

Give me 5 things you could do to move closer to your goal?

How have you managed a similar situation before?

Who do you know who has encountered a similar situation?

What could you do differently?

What do you think (insert name/role model) would do?

If anything was possible what would you do?

What are all the different ways you could approach this?

What else could you do?

If you knew you couldn’t fail, what would you do?


W - Way Forward


Which options work best for you?

What one small step are you going to take now?

What actions will you take?

When are you going to start?

Who will help you?

How will you know you have been successful?

How will you ensure that you do it?

On a scale of 1 ‐10 how committed are you to doing it?

Which of your options feels/seems/looks/sounds best?

Which would take you nearest to your longer‐term goal?

Which would give you the most satisfaction?