Mentor coaching and leadership in early care and education

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Thompson Delmar Learning, 2007 - Education - 228 pages
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This unique text provides an in-depth look at mentor-coaching to help readers plan, implement, and evaluate a successful mentor/coach-protege program. Mentor Coaching and Leadership in Early Care and Education takes the mentor/coach through the first phase of beginning a relationship with a protege, through the enabling and stabilizing process, and finally to completing the process and achieving closure. The text is aligned to educational initiatives and "Good Start, Grow Smart", and includes such topics as leadership; communication; planning; learning and understanding one's behavior, values, and learning style; and accepting and working with change. A discussion of emotional intelligence, creativity, and personal/professional growth is also included to foster knowledge of how these important topics relate to successful leadership. The text includes special features such as case studies, descriptions of real-life mentoring situations, and activities for mentor coaches and proteges to complete.

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Mary Nolan, Ed.D has her Educational Degree in Organizational Behavior is a consultant and trainer for the Mentor Group. She completed her Dissertation in Mentoring and it's effects in the Life and Career Paths of California Communty College Administrators. Ms. Nolan is also an active member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), ASTD, and the National Head Start Association.