Cognitive Coaching Foundations Seminars

  • The mission of Cognitive Coaching is to produce self-directed persons with the cognitive capacity for excellence, both independently and as members of a community. Research indicates that teaching is a complex, intellectual activity; teachers who think at higher levels produce students who are higher achieving, more cooperative and better problem solvers. It is the invisible skills of teaching, the thinking processes, that underlie instructional decisions, which produce superior instruction. Cognitive Coaching is a research-based model that enhances and capitalizes on teachers' cognitive processes.
    The Cognitive Coaching Foundations seminar is generally offered in two parts, each consisting of four days of training. In the eight-day seminar participants learn how to:
    • develop trust and rapport
    • develop an identity as a mediator of thinking 
    • utilize conversation structures for planning, reflecting and problem resolving
    • develop teachers' autonomy and sense of community
    • develop higher levels of efficacy, consciousness, craftsmanship, flexibility and interdependence
    • apply four support functions: coaching, evaluating, consulting and collaborating
    • utilize the coaching tools of pausing, paraphrasing and posing questions
    • distinguish among the five forms of feedback
    • use data to mediate thinking

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