Cognitive Coaching: A Foundation for Renaissance Schools
Arthur L. Costa and Robert J. Garmston developed Cognitive Coaching℠, a model that supports individuals and organizations in becoming self-directed, self-managing, self-monitoring, and self-modifying.
The Amazon.com summary for Cognitive Coaching: A Foundation for Renaissance Schools says:
In this resource, you see how teachers’ individual and collective capacities for continuing self-improvement are strengthened over time through Cognitive Coaching. You gain essential skills, protocols, guidance, research, and resources to use when implementing Cognitive Coaching principles and values in your own school setting.
Working toward the goals of making school better places, where more students succeed and satisfaction in learning and teaching prevail, authors Costa and Garmston reveal their own learning and how new research and practice can support individuals and schools in reaching higher, more satisfying, and more holistic performance.
Organized into four sections, the book clearly and effectively presents the following concepts: the meanings of cognitive coaching; the basics of teaching excellence; strategies and tactics for engaging in coaching; and how to integrate Cognitive Coaching throughout the system.