Developing Mentoring and Coaching Relationships in Early Care and Education A Reflective Approach

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-12-22
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Early childhood education mentors, coaches, and other professional development educators can turn to this practical new resource as they work with supervisors and teacher-leaders to achieve greater professional effectiveness while bridging the gap between the vision for quality and actual practice. The book is packed with helpful reflective questions, illustrative mentoring and coaching scenarios, and ready-to-implement planning tools. The focus is on encouraging reflection on current practices in order to achieve quality programs, meet teaching standards, and promote positive outcomes for children in these times of rising standards and, in many cases, lower levels of support. Developing Mentoring and Coaching Relationships in Early Care and Educationis the ideal resource for anyone charged with guiding teachers as they encounter real world challenges in today's early childhood programs.

Author Biography

Marilyn Chu is an associate professor of early childhood education at Woodring College of Education, Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington. Her teaching, writing, and consultation work focuses on infant/toddler development, partnering with families, and mentoring, coaching and leadership development in early childhood education. Her previous work directing family literacy and campus childcare programs, professional development with bilingual Head Start teachers and early primary school paraeducators has emphasized partnerships to develop culturally and linguistically relevant education programs for adults and children.

Table of Contents



Section I: Relationship Based Professional Development


Chapter 1: Relationship Based Professional Learning

Chapter 2: Building Professional Development Relationships with Adults

Chapter 3: Communicating to Support Teacher Awareness

Chapter 4: Adult Learning and Planning for Teacher Development



Section II: Mentoring and Coaching for Inquiry, Reflection and Leadership


Chapter 5:  Readiness for Change and Learning through Inquiry

Chapter 6:  Coaching to Connect Curriculum, Assessment & Teaching

Chapter 7: Supervisors and Teacher-leaders as Mentors

Chapter 8: Mentoring and Leadership for Professional Development

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