Differentiate your coaching practice to meet the needs of every teacher! Jane Kise takes you on a journey into differentiated coaching with a strength-based framework for understanding, appreciating, and working with people who may think differently from you. Through an online self-assessment tool, you will discover how your strengths and beliefs influence your coaching practice. Through examples, case studies, and reflection exercises, you will understand how to: • Tailor your coaching practices to meet the needs of each educator • Increase teacher willingness to implement new skills in their classrooms • Anticipate patterns of resistance and adjust both the content and delivery of professional development
Chapter 7: Cognitive Processes and Coaching
Cognitive Processes and Coaching
Keep in mind that just two steps let you begin using the model: (1) Understand your own natural coaching style, and (2) learn to use a few strategies that work best for teachers whose style is least like yours.
Let’s be politically incorrect for a moment and be honest about the difficulty of reserving judgment as we watch our colleagues. I sometimes think that judgments fly faster at national conferences about coaching than anywhere else I go, as those who are trying to master the skills fall into the trap of either/or thinking in their critique of facilitators and the methods and the philosophies and . . .
I ask you to suspend that judgment long enough to read ...