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Cognitive capital : investing in teacher quality

Author: Arthur L Costa
Publisher: New York : Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides teachers, schools, and policy leaders with the rationale and new direction for enhancing the development of the intellectual capacity of educators, their performance and ultimate effects on  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur L Costa
ISBN: 9780807754979 0807754978
OCLC Number: 858730193
Description: xviii, 122 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: A 1. Investing in teacher quality; Current trends; Moving toward questions of practice; Defining cognitive capital --
2. Assessing the complexities of teaching; The clarion call: the public demand for school accountability; Assessing professional competencies; Prescriptions versus accountable dialogue; Toward a more complete model of teaching and learning; Conflicting views of teaching territories; Cognitive capital: honoring the complexity of the profession; Growing our investment: a declaration; In summary --
3. Toward a new conception of value; A new conception of quality; Positive human capacities increase cognitive capital; States of mind as qualities of teacher excellence; The value of the 5 states of mind: high-yield investments; Elaborating the complexity and elegance of the states of mind; Profound knowledge: the transfer of states of mind; Goal-focused coaching; Value added: self-organizing systems; In summary --
4. Balancing the leadership portfolio: the mediative functions of coaching and facilitating; Four distinct leadership roles; Informative and mediative roles; Defining facilitator and coach; Coaching enhances instructional thought; Facilitation: developing collective states of mind; Calibrating, facilitating, and implementing the common core state standards; Reconceptualizing teaching as coaching and facilitating; In summary --
5. Mediating: conversations that liberate states of mind; Defining mediated learning; Mediating holonomy; The neuroscience of mediated learning; Mediating states of mind through structured professional conversations; Coaching tools that build trust and rapport; In summary --
6. Balancing the leadership portfolio: presenting and consulting; Defining a presenter and a consultant; How presenters manage relationships; How consultants manage relationships; Shifting locus of control to the client; Building cognitive capital: the presenter can also mediate; Building cognitive capital: the consultant can also mediate; Building cognitive capital: how leaders enhance cognitive development; In summary --
7. Accumulating the dividends of collective thinking; The power of collective thinking; Defining collective efficacy; States of mind create collective capital; Operationalizing collective efficacy; Affective states; Holonomy: the soul of effective schools; States of mind: creating virtuous cycles of success; In summary --
8. Auditing: promoting systems accountability; System responsibility; The system asset: cognitive capital; Talent optimization; The system promise: learning time is a priority; In summary.
Responsibility: Arthur L. Costa, Robert J. Garmston, Diane P. Zimmerman ; foreword by Michael Fullan.
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