Why Embrace Cognitive Coaching?
The research-based Cognitive Coaching model assumes that people are capable of change. Its developers, Arthur L. Costa and Bob Garmston, offer many compelling reasons to consider Cognitive Coaching as a conduit for professional and student growth.
- Teachers need and want support.
- Cognitive Coaching enhances the intellectual capacities of teachers, which in turn produces greater intellectual achievement in students.
- Few educational innovations achieve their full impact without a coaching component.
- Feedback is the energy source of self-renewal.
- Beginning teachers need mentors who employ Cognitive Coaching.
- Working effectively as a team member requires coaching.
- Coaching develops positive interpersonal relationships that are the energy sources for adaptive school cultures and productive organizations.
Costa, A. & Garmston, R. (2002). Cognitive coaching. 2nd edition. Norwood, MA: Christopher Gordon Publishers.