Developing Mentoring and Coaching Relationships in Early Care and Education: A Reflective Approach / Edition 1 available in Paperback
Developing Mentoring and Coaching Relationships in Early Care and Education is the ideal resource for anyone charged with guiding teachers as they encounter real world challenges in today’s early childhood programs and 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.
About the Author
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