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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 Seven

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Thinking Collaborative


August 12, 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 Seven: Cognitive CoachingSM assisted teachers professionally.

One facet of this finding relates to teacher metacognition. Teachers who were coached became more analytical in their metacognition. Links between theory and practice were more meaningful to them.

How does richer metacognition affect teaching performance? What things might you do in your coaching this week to focus on teacher metacognition? How has your metacognition been impacted through coaching?

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