Teaching and Learning in the (dis)Comfort Zone: A Guide for New Teachers and Literacy Coaches by D. JensenTeaching and Learning in the (dis)Comfort Zone: A Guide for New Teachers and Literacy Coaches by D. Jensen

Teaching and Learning in the (dis)Comfort Zone: A Guide for New Teachers and Literacy Coaches

byD. Jensen, D. Eldridge, Y. Hu

Paperback | January 29, 2010

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The novice teacher and literacy coach need to form a team to share their expertise and continually evolve, to have opportunity for guided reflection and self-assessment of practice. This book shares these professional experiences which delineates and describes the (dis)comfort of teaching and learning at the edge of the teachers' comfort zone.
Deborah Eldridge is Dean of the School of Education at Lehman College.   Deborah Ann Jensen is Associate Professor of Learning and Literacy at Hunter College.   Yang Hu is Associate Professor of Education at Hunter College.   Jennifer Tuten is Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Teaching at Hunter College.
Title:Teaching and Learning in the (dis)Comfort Zone: A Guide for New Teachers and Literacy CoachesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:204 pagesPublished:January 29, 2010Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230617697

ISBN - 13:9780230617698


Table of Contents

Introduction Where is Your Comfort Zone? PART I: FINDING YOUR TEACHING ZONE Choosing Words Acting into a New Way of Thinking Watching the lesson Just Relax! PART II: FINDING YOUR STUDENTS' LEARNING ZONE Describing, Not Labeling, Students Teaching Effectively Means Learning from Our Students Learning from Parents and Families Teaching for Best Practice and Accountability Conclusion: Pulling it All Together

Editorial Reviews

"This is a powerful book of stories from teachers and literacy educators who have come together as learning communities to share and reflect on classroom teaching. Research-based practices are provided to help teachers of literacy address their own tensions and adopt new ways of thinking about how to work effectively with students and their families. It is a must-read for literacy educators interested in creating their own milestones of growth." - Shelley B. Wepner, Dean and Professor, School of Education, Manhattanville College"The authors provide an inspired text that is a treasure chest for new and veteran teachers alike. Literacy teachers will note their own experiences of comfort and discomfort zones reflected in vivid anecdotes describing actual teaching/learning experiences. Best of all, this text truly supports professional growth through a wealth of information, enabling literacy educators to continually engage in reflective practice leading to ongoing professional growth." - Ellen Kaiden, Professor of Reading and Education, Ramapo College of New Jersey"This book offers a much needed perspective on teachers and learners as they engage in the art of teaching and learning. Anecdotes provide the foreground for discussions on the challenges and opportunities in educative communities. This excellent book envelopes readers in a community of learners who explore issues and ponder important aspects of literacy education. Readers will find themselves transformed both as teachers and learners." - Carole S. Rhodes, Professor and Literacy Education Program Director, Queens College, City University of New York