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Cognitive Coaching: Foundation (8-Day Seminar)

09/23/2019 at 8:30AM - 3:30PM EST
Location: ACES, 205 Skiff Street, Hamden, CT 06517


The mission of Cognitive CoachingSM 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 CoachingSM is a research-based model that capitalizes upon and enhances teachers’ cognitive processes.


DATES: 9/23/19, 9/24/19, 10/21/19, 10/22/19, 11/18/19, 11/19/19, 12/2/19, 12/3/19
COST: $1285.00 per person (includes materials and lunch)
TIME: 8:30-3:30 PM

The experiences of this seminar will support any school leader in the coaching and supervision of teachers as well as developing skills which are applicable in the classroom and in one’s personal life.

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


  • Increased teacher effectiveness
  • Improved communication skills
  • Informed decision-making skills
  • Refinement of good questioning skills
  • Reshaped ability to think and resolve problems presented


PRESENTER: Carol Brooks Simoneau, Ed.D.
Carol has over 20 years experience as a teacher and reading specialist with students of all ages. As a reading specialist, she modeled instructional strategies in the classroom and worked with students in intervention programs created to prevent reading failure. She has also chaired or served as a member on school improvement and accreditation teams designed to develop school community and facilitate achievement. Carol has received the Kansas State Department of Education Distinguished Educator Award. She has also served on the Board of Directors for the Kansas Staff Development Council.

Carol provides Cognitive CoachingSM and Adaptive Schools training. Carol is also a consultant for the Danielson Group and offers instruction in the Framework for Teaching and Learning Focused Supervision. She is the author of A Facilitator’s Guide to On-line Professional Development: Establishing Communities of Learning and Cultures of Thinking.

Back by popular demand, Carol is providing Cognitive CoachingSM training in the ACES region for the third consecutive year.