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Training Associates

Adaptive Schools & Cognitive Coaching SM


A global community of collaborators, mediators of thinking, inquirers, and leaders committed to providing rich  learning experiences for all participants.

John Matich

John Matich is a Training Associate and Mentor for Thinking Collaborative and has over 25 years of experience in public school transformation and leadership. As a middle school teacher in South Los Angeles, he brought optimism and a forward-looking approach to his classes and helped students see the relevance in learning. John previously served as a Director of Professional Development for a local education fund supporting K-12 programs for more than 30,000 students and 650 teachers. For the past 15 years, he has worked with departments, small learning communities, whole schools, and districts to develop collaborative cultures, mission-driven schools, and interdisciplinary, project-based learning. John is committed to empowering educators through coaching experiences that allow them to be honest about their challenges and deal with them head-on. He has coached, trained, and consulted thousands of teachers, coaches, administrators, and superintendents.



Los Angeles, CA, USA
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