Cognitive CoachingSM is a research-based model that capitalizes upon and enhances teachers’ cognitive processes.
School leaders and teachers have many decisions to make at the organizational, systems and individuals levels. Through the Cognitive Coaching process, participants are guided in a one-on-one setting, through planning, implementation, reflection or problem-solving conversations in order to be clearer about desired results and next steps. Data is often used as the basis of conversations, and participants learn to develop autonomy in their thinking. Schedule a cognitive coaching session. Cognitive Coaching sessions typically lasts 45 – 60 minutes.
A Thought Partner is someone who:
- Challenges your thinking.
- Causes you to modify or change your paradigms, assumptions or actions
- Has information or a way of thinking that provokes you to innovate or otherwise leads to value creation in your business, career or life.
Whether you’re an educational innovator, leader or consultant, sometimes you need to talk through your ideas with someone outside of your immediate sphere of colleagues. Working with a thought partner enables you to adopt different viewpoints, consider broader options and provides a sounding board for enhancing existing ideas. Whether you’re thinking through the big picture, details, ideas, processes or professional relationships, discussing these with a thought partner is beneficial.
Bindiya has a wealth of experience in
- educational systems and philosophies,
- curriculum development,
- teacher evaluation,
- co-teaching and collaboration,
- professional development,
- inclusive education,
- culturally responsive instruction,
- remedial and special education
If you need a thought partner, contact Bindiya to schedule a session.
Instructional Coaching/Teacher Mentoring
Bindiya works with schools to provide instructional coaching to teachers new to the profession or experienced teachers who want to improve their practice. Activities could involve:
- Writing lesson plans aligned with lesson objectives, keeping student learning at the forefront
- Planning activities that will engage students in learning
- Thinking about lesson structure and pacing
- Monitoring progress
- Planning formative and summative assessments
- Differentiating for all learners
- Setting goals and professional self-reflection