In an atmosphere of high stakes accountability, decisions made by educators are the game changers for students and achievement. Optimal decisions are made from an elevated awareness of self and others. Cognitive Coaching (SM) empowers educators with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to reach an optimal level of awareness for decision making.
In this institute educators will learn a shared approach to professional communications which focuses on supporting colleagues’ thinking around planning, reflecting and problem-solving. Research has linked implementation of this approach to increased student independence, meta-cognition, and engagement, generating more confident and successful students.
Participants will explore ways to promote educators (and students) consciousness, reflection and awareness of their own perceptions in order to apply critical thinking strategies, skills essential for passing new standardized tests. The facilitator will model how to leverage an educators’ own expertise and control to facilitate student learning.