Mentoring

Mentoring programs offer new teachers and providers a practical and supportive way to learn and grow on the job. For experienced teachers and providers mentoring programs create an opportunity to remain in the field and advance in their profession.

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  • Kentucky Teacher Internship Program
  • Mentoring and Coaching Teachers
  • Mentoring for Professional Empowerment
  • Mentoring Millenials
  • Mentoring Special Education Teachers
  • Tacher Mentoring and Early Literacy

Coaching

Coaching in early childhood may be conceptualized as a particular type of help-giving practice within a capacity building model to support people in using existing abilities and developing new skills. Coaching also builds the capacity of family members to promote the child’s learning and development. Coaching may be used to improve existing practices, develop new skills, and promote continuous self-assessment and learning.

The five components of the coaching process include: (1) initiation, (2) observation, (3) action, (4) reflection, and (5) evaluation.

Effective coaching conversations result in the following actions by the person being coached: (1) active participation as a result of joint planning, (2) self-reflection that leads to refinement of knowledge and skills, and (3) use of current as well as new knowledge and skills as part of everyday interactions with the child.

Source: National Child Care Information Center

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