Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Interesting Information on Beliefs

These coaching tips come from Cognitive CoachingSM Guru John Dyer. Thanks John.

Ed Beliefs Part 1 - Cognitive Processor – This belief systems supports the notion that the education system prepares students to live in a world which we cannot predict: the need for them to be adaptive. Adaptive is used in the sense of “knowing what to do when you don’t know what to do”. We no longer teach solutions to problems but teach how to solve problems. We no longer teach facts, but teach how to acquire facts, AND teach how to determine the truthfulness or validity of the facts that are acquired.

The video clip that can be accessed through the following address demonstrates dramatically how significant it will be for graduates in the future to have high level, critical thinking skills in order to adapt to a rapidly changing world. SHIFT HAPPENS.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljbI-363A2Q

The role of the coach is not to try and change the educational belief system of the educator that they are coaching. The challenge for the coach is to support the individual that they are coaching to be the best teacher that she or he can be within the educational belief system to which s/he is committed.

Ed Beliefs Part 2 Self Actualization – As we consider the uniqueness of each individual child, their talents, their skills, their character, their abilities we appreciate the desirability of developing each of the these youngsters to the maximum of their potential. Eliot Eisner’s study of giftedness across the United States suggested that 80% of the students in North America was gifted in one way or another. He suggests that the development of those differences is the cultivation of talent.

The role of the coach is not to try and change the educational belief system of the educator that they are coaching. The challenge for the coach is to support the individual that they are coaching to be the best teacher that she or he can be within the educational belief system to which s/he is committed.

The video below is a dramatic and entertaining reminder of the brilliance of the children among us.


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2 comments:

nancy said...

That video of the young piano player is most amazing! Thanks for posting it. Can we find it elsewhere -- like YouTube? I would love to send it is an e mail to a few friends. Thanks.

Nancy Margulies
nancycreates@google.com

Aging Gracefully said...

THAT WAS AWESOME!