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Desert Highway
Thoughtful writing authored and shared by members of of the Thinking Collaborative community to support others on the journey.

Sustaining the Journey

Finding Five

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Thinking Collaborative


July 29, 2013

As leaders in systems, it is important that have clarity about the rationale behind an emphasis and commitment to Cognitive CoachingSM. Twenty+ years of research guides us in being able to articulate the importance and impact of Cognitive CoachingSM. Thinking Collaborative is grateful to Jenny Edwards for her ongoing efforts to synthesize and document the research on Cognitive CoachingSM. Each week for July and August, we will focus on one of the nine findings in the research.

Finding Five: Cognitive CoachingSM impacted teacher thinking, causing teachers to be more reflective and to think in more complex ways.

When teachers are coached, it changes thought processes. Reflection is a key to learning and improving practice.

In what ways is coaching impacting the thought processes of those in your workplace? How does coaching affect your own thought processes? What are some things you might do to increase the amount of coaching you are doing?

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