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Cognitive Coaching Part 2 (Days 5-8)

  • 18 January 2019
  • 08:00
  • 21 January 2019
  • 17:00
  • American International School of Lusaka


The mission of Cognitive CoachingSM is to produce self-directed persons with the cognitive capacity for excellence both independently and as members of a community. Research indicates that teaching is a complex intellectual activity and that teachers who think at higher levels produce students who are higher achieving, more cooperative, and better problem solvers. It is the invisible skills of teaching, the thinking processes that underlie instructional decisions, which produce superior instruction.

KEY AUDIENCE: Heads of School, Directors, Heads of Departments, Teachers

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Cognitive CoachingSM is a research-based model that capitalizes upon and enhances teachers’ cognitive processes. In the eight-day Seminars, participants learn how to: 

  • develop trust and rapport 
  • develop an identity as a mediator of thinking 
  • utilize conversation structures for planning, reflecting and problem resolving
  • develop teachers’ autonomy and sense of community 
  • develop higher levels of efficacy, consciousness, craftsmanship, flexibility and interdependence 
  • apply four support functions: coaching, evaluating, consulting, collaborating utilize the coaching tools of pausing, paraphrasing, and posing questions 
  • distinguish among the five forms of feedback use data to mediate thinking.

Learners attending this institute can expect to:

  • Gain awareness of how to navigate support functions.
  • Understand the role of data to mediate thinking.
  • Learn how to detect and mediate a cognitive shift.


Doreen Merola is a consultant, Co-Director of Thinking Collaborative, and Training Associate. Doreen was an English teacher for over 35 years and she taught everything from academic intervention to advanced placement. She has a B.S. from State University of New York at Oswego in English/secondary education, did graduate work in diagnostic and prescriptive reading, and received an M.S. in English Education Advanced Study from Syracuse University. As the ELA Content Specialist for the Solvay Union Free School District – a teacher leadership role – she was in charge of curriculum, assessment, data analysis, professional development, facilitation, mentoring, and AIS for grades 4 through 12. Doreen is a national Training Associate for Cognitive Coaching℠, Adaptive Schools, and Habits of Mind and also provides professional development in curriculum writing and unit design.

Doreen considers herself to be extremely fortunate because she has been mentored by Art Costa, Bena Kallick, Bob Garmston, and Michael Dolcemascolo. Doreen holds memberships in ASCD, NCTE, NYSSDC and other professional organizations.

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 Membership  Full Affiliate  Individual 
 Early-Bird Rate  US$ 795  US$ 815  US$ 815
 Full Registration  US$ 815  US$ 835  US$ 835

Early-Bird Date: 19th November 2018

Cancellation Date: 18th December 2018



The American International School of Lusaka (AISL)

487 A/F/3 Leopards Hill Road,

Lusaka, Zambia

Visa and Health

Refer to the Zambia VISA Information and Exemptions website for information.


Protea Hotel by Marriott

Single Occupancy Rate: US$ 120

Physical Address: Arcades Shopping Complex, Lusaka, Zambia

Telephone No: +260 21 1254664

Booking Process

To make your booking at the Protea Hotel Lusaka, contact Christine at and reference the host school - American International School of Lusaka to access the discounted rates.

If you require airport transfers, request the services from the hotel while making your accommodation reservation.

Hotel – School Transport

The Host School will provide a shuttle to pick participants from the Protea Hotel, Lusaka in the morning and provide a return trip in the evening.

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