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ERIC Number: EJ930007
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-1538-6619
Ten Tips for Coaching Adults: An Emotionally Healthy Approach
Curtis, Rebecca Ruth; Humbarger, Joy Allen; Mann, Terrell Ellene
Young Children, v66 n1 p50-54 Jan 2011
Leaders in pre-school and primary settings--administrators, directors, lead teachers, and others--often find themselves consumed by the numerous tasks that must be accomplished daily. Gardenswartz, Cherbosque, and Rowe state that "teams as well as individuals need to develop emotional intelligence skills that help enhance teamwork, improve group dynamics, and ultimately, increase performance" (2009, 44). Kremenitzer and Miller (2008) believe high emotional intelligence is crucial for the early childhood teacher. Effective early childhood teachers have the ability to observe situations in the classroom, reflect on what occurred during the day, and make needed adjustments. This article offers 10 tips from the Strengths-Based Coaching curriculum (Humbarger 2006) for early childhood directors, teachers, and others who support adults. The tips help leaders keep relationships positive and communication open as they continue their professional journey in creating an emotionally intelligent work environment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
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Language: English
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