Edl/531 Cognitive Coaching Research Paper

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Cognitive Coaching Anjanette L. Briggman EDL/531 February 10, 2011 Shana Henry Barton Cognitive Coaching This paper will include information regarding application of cognitive coaching in the current climate of education and how it relates to educators consistently growing in their role. The word coaching can have multiple meanings based upon the content in which it is being used. As it relates to this paper the coach will be noncritical, create an environment for reflective practice, and encourage self-directed learning. The coach will maintain a clear purpose for the coaching sessions by asking exploratory questions will push the limits of the mentees thinking, self-awareness, opinions, and idea of norm. The intended outcome is to…show more content…
Cognitive coaching is a method which motivates, retains and supports teachers at each stage of development. I spoke with a former teacher and share that on several separate occasions new teachers voiced their concern of not feeling motivated or supported by the school leadership. The mentor filled this void. New teachers felt they had someone to confide in regarding their struggles and trusted the mentor would listen and assist them in growing as a teacher. The veteran teachers where in pleasantly surprised when they recognized there was a possible new way to introduce content beyond his or her normal delivery. This is considered peer to peer coaching. The coaching sessions were relevant and had a positive impact for both teachers involved. An element contributed to the success of peer to peer coaching sessions powerful was because of the planning. The coaches came prepared to answer questions regarding their implementation, which is a form of…show more content…
The use of journals assisted them tracking their thoughts which led to their behaviors in the classroom. The teachers realized pre and post thoughts were different. Cognitive coaching includes skills that are necessary for our future leaders. When teachers can learn from each other the impact on the student’s is priceless. The best way to learn is to teach. This method keeps the lesson fresh and relevant. Cognitive coaching may re-ignite veteran teachers while boosting the morale of new teachers who lack confidence. References Garmston, R., & Linder, C. (1993). Reflections on cognitive coaching. Educational Leadership, 51(2), 57. Retrieved from EBSCOhost. Merriam, S. B., Caffarella, R. S., & Baumgartner, L.M. (2007). Learning in adulthood: A comprehensive guide (3rd ed.). San Francisco, California: Jossey-Bass. Morrison, G.R., Ross, S.M., & Kemp, J.E. Kalman, H.K. (2007). Designing Effective Instruction (5th ed.). John Wiley & Sons Inc. Penney, S. (2011). Psychomotor domain. In B. Hoffman (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Educational Technology. Retrieved December 10, 2011, from http://eet.sdsu.edu/eetwiki/index.php/Psychomotor_domain. San Diego, CA: SDSU Department of Educational

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