who should attend?

Cognitive Coaching is a process, a set of strategies, and a way of thinking that supports the ongoing development of individuals and organizations, as they become increasingly self-directed and reflective.

  • Administrators
  • Teachers/Teacher Leaders
  • Staff Developers
  • Mentors/Peer Coaches
  • Counselors
  • University Faculty and Staff


Anyone who communicates with individuals or groups

Through the eight-day foundation seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Build trust by developing physical and verbal rapport
  • Utilize three mediative maps for planning, reflecting and problem resolving
  • Facilitate self-directed learning through reflective questioning
  • Develop teachers' autonomy and sense of community
  • Develop higher levels of efficacy, consciousness, craftsmanship, flexibility and interdependence
  • Distinguish four support functions: Coaching, Evaluating, Consulting, and collaborating
  • Differentiate for individual needs in caching interactions
  • Apply coaching skills that enhance the intellectual processes of instruction


Cognitive Coaching is a process, a set of strategies, and a way of thinking that supports the ongoing development of individuals and organizations, as they become increasingly self-directed and reflective.

Seminar outcomes

enhancing teacher performance

A research-based model

Cognitive Coaching Training
Professional Growth for Education and Beyond

Loretta Norgon, Cognitive Coaching Training Associate

Cognitive Coaching is a powerful approach to enhancing teacher performance. At the heart of this training is the concept that we all have resources that enable us to grow and change from within. The person being coached, not the coach, evaluates what is good or poor, appropriate or inappropriate, effective or ineffective about his/her work.

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Cognitive Coaching was founded by Dr. Robert Garmston and Dr. Arthur Costa, professors emeriti, California State University.  


Loretta with Art and Bob, January 2014

Research has shown Cognitive Coaching produces real, time-tested results, including:


  • Increased student learning
  • Improved problem solving skills
  • Higher satisfaction with teaching
  • More reflection and complex thinking
  • More professional school cultures
  • Higher levels of teacher collaboration