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The Handbook of Knowledge-Based Coaching: FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE by Diane Brennan, Leni Wildflower

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COACHING APPROACHES IN EDUCATION

The Self-Regulation Empowerment Program (Cleary & Zimmerman, 2004) is an application of social-cognitive theory and research. In this program, the self-regulated learning coach teaches students to use Zimmerman’s cyclical feedback loop of self-regulation (2000). Students discover how to apply learning strategies and positive self-motivation techniques.

Another promising approach for coaching students toward self-directed learning is positive education (Seligman, 2008), which involves teachers coaching students to apply principles of positive psychology—cultivating positive emotion, character traits, and resilience—to strengthen their learning experiences. In 2008, Seligman and colleagues from Penn State University ...

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