EDU 241 Effective Practices for Coaching and Mentoring Teachers

This course introduces teacher leaders to the philosophy and practices of effective coaching and mentoring systems. It is designed to equip teacher leaders with the theoretical understading and practical skills necessary to coach and/or mentor both beginning and experienced teachers. Teacher leaders will examine the teaching and learning philosophies of leading educators psychologists and theorists in order to influence teachers' decision-making processes, enhance understanding of their own and others' educational philosophies, and understand how these theories affect both pedagogy and student learning. Teacher leaders will focus on increasing knowledge and skills in Cognitive Coaching to assist colleagues in developing a cycle of reflective practice and improving their pedagogy. Prerequisite: Two years teaching experience.