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 and that 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 capitalizes upon and enhances teachers’ cognitive processes.
COGNITIVE COACHING FOUNDATION SEMINAR OUTCOMES:
In the eight-day seminars, participants learn how to:
• Enhance instructional coaching and mentoring skills
• Build trust by developing physical and verbal rapport
• Develop an identity as a mediator of thinking when supporting colleagues
• Utilize conversation structures for planning, reflecting, and problem resolving
• Facilitate self-directed learning through reflective questioning
• Utilize the coaching tools of pausing, paraphrasing, and posing questions
• Practice coaching and mentoring interactions
Days 1-4 include the Planning Conversation Map and the Reflecting Conversation Map as well as the tools of Cognitive Coaching.
February 27 & 28 - Days 1 and 2
May 1 & 2 - Days 3 and 4