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Cognitive Coaching (8-Day Series) Session 1

09/25/2017 at 8:30AM - 3:30PM
8:30-3:30 PM
Location: ACES Staff Development, 205 Skiff Street, Hamden, CT 06517

SERIES DATES: 9/25/17, 9/26/17, 10/4/17, 10/5/17, 10/23/17, 10/24/17, 11/2/17, 11/3/17 

COST: $1200.00 per person



This Cognitive Coaching seminar provides strategies and tools that:

  • Increase teacher effectiveness
  • Improve communication
  • Enable informed decision-making
  • Cultivate good questioning skills
  • Reshape thinking & problem resolving

What does the research say about Cognitive CoachingSM?
Teachers who are trained in Cognitive CoachingSM become more resourceful, think in more complex ways, are more satisfied with their choice of teaching as a profession, collaborate more, and increase in efficacy. In addition, student test scores increase and school cultures become more professional, healthy, and respectful. Edwards, J. (2013).Cognitive CoachingSM: A synthesis of the research. Highlands Ranch, CO.

What does a Cognitive CoachSM do?
The coach helps the educator to become self-managing, self-monitoring, and self-modifying by shining a spotlight on their thinking as they plan, reflect, and resolve educational issues.

A coach is a mediator of thinking, one who figuratively stands between a person and his thinking to enable him to think deeply about his teaching and reflect on his practice, thus continually improve it.

Participants will learn to:

  • Build trust by developing physical and verbal rapport
  • Utilize 3 mediative maps for planning, reflecting, and problem resolving
  • Facilitate self-directed learning through reflective questioning
  • Develop higher levels of efficacy, consciousness, craftsmanship, flexibility, and interdependence
  • Distinguish 4 support functions: coaching, consulting, collaborating, and evaluating
  • Practice coaching interactions to differentiate for individual needs
  • Apply coaching skills that enhance the intellectual processes of performance

Carol Brooks Simoneau, Ed.D., is the author of A Facilitator's Guide to On-line Professional Development: Establishing Communities of Learning and Cultures of Thinking (Brooks Simoneau, C., & Bailey, G.).  She is a national Training Associate for Cognitive CoachingSM, Adaptive Schools, and is a national Consultant for Danielson Framework for Teaching. Carol has trained under Drs. Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey and is qualified to conduct an Immunity-to-Change workshop. The Immunity-to-ChangeTM approach is designed to help individuals and organizations make personal and collective changes that are most important to them, yet have proven resistant to careful planning and heartfelt intentions. In addition, Carol is a trainer for brain research expert Dr. Pat Wolfe. Carol served on the Advisory Board for the Center for Cognitive Coaching and is a Coordinating Consultant for Thinking Collaborative where she co-chairs both the Research and Development and Professional Learning Committees.