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Cognitive Coaching

Embedding the skills of the‘cognitive coach’ into traditional teaching.

'Cognitive Coaching' is one of our Deep Dive Days - training designed to arm teachers with classroom ready strategies from the latest findings in the fields of cognitive and behavioural development, neuro-science and psychology. Whether you are a Thinking School or not, our Deep Dive Days are ideal CPD training for any teacher.

Workshop Description:  This workshop explores the fundamental principles of coaching and considers the teacher’s role as a ‘cognitive coach’ in developing a student’s confidence, independence and development as a self-regulating thinker and learner. Workshop participants come away with practical ways to improve their own skills as a classroom cognitive coach using evidence informed techniques for improving questioning and listening capability, increasing pupil engagement as well as methodology that allows students to deliberately practice and improve their thinking.

Target Audience:

  • Teachers recently introduced to the Thinking Schools approach and those in established Thinking Schools.
  • Teachers in any phase who are attracted to the notion of coaching students into becoming more effective learners and thinkers.
  • Leaders who have an interest in developing staff expertise.
  • Adults who mentor and coach individual students in academic or personal development.

How: Available as a whole or half day INSET, depending on location.

Terry Williams

Teresa Williams.  Teresa is a former secondary school teacher and Headteacher who maintains a career-long passion in the creation of relevant and enriching student curricula. In addition she has considerable experience in leadership development, training and coaching. Qualified as a Myers Briggs (MBTI) practitioner, Teresa has also spent time in the US with Professor Art Costa and Dr. David Hyerle, both leading practitioners in the development of intelligent behaviours and thinking processes. She has coached many aspiring headteachers and executive leaders, originally for the National College for School Leadership in the UK, and has worked across the world training teachers in the “how”, and school leaders in the implementation of a whole school approach to the teaching of thinking.

Fee:  Variable depending on structure requested. 10% Discount for Thinking Matters member schools.

BOOK NOW: Email or call +44 (0) 1672 841824