Dump the “Sandwich” Method for Coaching (part 1 of 3)

The one coaching technique to discard is the “Sandwich Cookie” method. Giving one statement of praise, one statement of a critical nature and finally another statement of praise. This process was intended to create a smoother, easier way of delivering criticism or coaching. Many management classes are still teaching this method and many establish managers and supervisors are standing behind this method and insist that it be used.

If your team opts to drop the “Sandwich Method” it is of course not a license to speak to your team rudely.  Always remember that it is the manger/supervisors job to develop the skills of the employee.

Two alternate method’s that will create powerful and useful connections with the employee while keeping the focus on the issue that needs to be handled and corrected.

SWOT Method




The Most Important step is to discover a solution:

Ask the employee –

How do you suggest that you handle this issue/challenge/problem?


In future posting we will cover two additional methods.

Your Number One Job!

The number one job of a Supervisor, Manager and especially a Leader is to “DEVELOP PEOPLE”. But wait, should it not be to deliver our product or service, or complete the project given to us or any other multitude  of things. 

The workshop was almost half way over when a student said, “if my people are better, the product would be better, my company would be more productive, my life would be better.

“Now tell me how to make my people better.

Attitude is More Important Than Intelligence

United_Airlines_Boeing_777-200_Meulemans-300x200Attitude is More Important Than Intelligence

From a lecture based on an event that saved 355 people’s life’s. Including my own.

Be Passionate – love what you are doing so much that nothing will get in your way!
When you have a dream that is powdered by PASSION every opportunity seems to appear on your behalf and at the moment in time when you need it to appear. But, you must have the PASSION for it or it will not appear. The desire, the work ethic, the vision, and the ability to not hear the negativity that others will try to impress upon you. Empowered, passionate people drive the world to a better place.

Are you a person of PASSION?

Having a passion for what you are doing is only one part of an “Attitude That is More Powerful Than Intelligence”. Start with PASSION and then you are on the way. Do you have an all consuming PASSION that helps you create a vision that is so strong you can taste it? Do you have a PASSION that is so powerful that when your loved ones cast doubt you will do even more? Do you have enough PASSION that when you cast doubt, you do even more. Do you have enough PASSION that you can overcome what the expert’s say. Do you have enough PASSION to Park the Plane At The Gate.

Do you have a passion for what you do?

CTE Course Description:

Course Description:

This course offers educators the opportunity to earn university credits by developing practical activities based on a CTE seminar.

Credit Information Brandman University will award 1, 2, 3, or 4 semester hours of graduate level professional development credits based upon successful completion of course requirements. These credits are not part of a degree program but instead are primarily used for professional advancement (such as salary increment steps and recertification).

Students should seek approval of appropriate district or college officials before enrolling in these courses to satisfy any degree, state credential, or local school district requirements. State licensing departments vary regarding their criteria for credit acceptance, and some states may not accept credit from universities that are located outside the state.

Potential 1-Day Course Outline

A proposed: One-Day Seminar For Your School or District

Presented by Glenn E Daniels II

Outstanding Trainer, Author, Presenter

8:00 – 8:30   Registration (continental breakfast, seating, sign-in, school business, etc…)

8:35               Begin

8:35 -10:00 Time To Teach!

Implementing and Maintaining a Positive School Climate

Philosophical Assumptions – Beliefs

1) Kids don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care

Styles of Interaction-




A discussion of the literature

2) Conflict is a natural part of social and intellectual development

Understanding Conflict — student-student, student-teacher

3) Problem behavior is captivating in nature

How to avoid the pitfalls

4) Good discipline/classroom management is only a matter of good timing


  1. a) paraverbal communication
  2. b) nonverbal communication
  3. c) avoiding power struggles

10:00 -10:15   Mid Morning Break

10:15 -11:45   Time To Teach!

Effective Classroom Management:  Essential Elements

1)       TLC (Teaching Expectations/Looking for Performance/Consequenting Behavior)

2)       Unconditional Positive Regard


  1. a) Identifying classroom routines
  2. b) Task analysis of classroom rules and routines
  3. c) Teaching classroom rules and routines

1) A discussion of the literature

  1. d) Maintenance of classroom routines

Misbehavior outside of the classroom

1)The Problem

2)The Solution

a)Establishing Common or Shared Area Routines

b)Ecological Analyses

Unconditional Positive Regard

Communicating with students

  1. a) Contingent and noncontingent interaction

REFOCUS™ – A lesson in how to reactivate troublesome students

Using Prompts

  1. a) Start-Up requests
  2. b) Begin-Again requests
  3. c) Shut Down Requests
  4. d) Uses of each

11.45 -1:00   Lunch

1:00 – 2:00   Review

           What If’s

2:00 – 2:10   Mid-Afternoon Break

           Standing “pair share”

2:10 – 3:45  More Classroom Strategies

Classroom arrangement and positioning of students

Prompting Procedures (Capturing Student Attention)

  1. a) Questions
  2. b) Statements
  3. c) Gestures
  4. d) Physicals

Additional Questions


ABSOLUTES (optional)

Federal Funding

 Federal Funding Sources

Early Reading First


Title I Part A (Improving Basic Programs)

Title I Part B (Reading First K–3)

Title II Part A (Improving Teacher Quality)

Title II Part D (Enhancing Education Through Technology)

Title III (Language Instruction for LEP Children and Immigrant Students)

Title IV Part B (21st Century Community Learning Centers)

Title VI Part B (Rural and Low Income School Program)

Title VII (Indian Education Grants to LEAs)

Title VIII (Impact Aid, Basic Support) Supplemental Educational Services