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ERIC Number: EJ1174788
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Mar
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1463-9491
The Power of One-to-One Coaching: Preparing Pre-Service Teachers for the Early Childhood Literacy Classroom
Morphis, Elizabeth A
Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, v19 n1 p85-87 Mar 2018
This article focuses on a shift in the author's approach to teaching a literacy course to a coaching-based model after observing pre-service teachers "struggle" to implement the teaching practices during on-site fieldwork with a kindergarten, first-, or second-grade child partner. The author discusses how she provided more timely feedback and instruction by coaching the undergraduate students who were taking a course she taught while the students were working with an elementary child partner and preparing a running-record assessment. Coaching provided the pre-service teachers with a deeper level of understanding of specific literacy practices in the early childhood classroom, and it afforded them the opportunity to reflect on the objective of the literacy practice in a way that let them better use it during their own teaching.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York
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