Cognitive Coaching is a powerful way to help teachers plan, reflect, and solve their own problems. Through conversation, the coach helps the coachee understand his/her own thinking and helps him/her move to where he or she wants to be as an educator. It is imperative that coaches remember the mission and goal of coaching as they mentor other teachers. The mission is to develop self-directedness in others in order to accomplish the goal, which is to develop one’s identity and capacity as a mediator of thinking.
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