Our ECA blog has been written for you – program leaders, administrators, policy councils, and teachers. You will find ways to build effective professional development systems to provide staff with the resources and experiences they need to succeed in their work. You’ll find practical classroom strategies and tips as well as lesson ideas, personal stories, and innovative approaches to improving your teaching practice. You will find frameworks for documenting and analyzing the success of your efforts. If you have any thoughts or comments about these blogs, please post them below.
Worcester Child Development Head Start: The Journey to Coaching This month, Coaching Conversations features Worcester Child Development Head Start. ECA spoke with two coaches, Denise Nelson and Carmen Fernandez, and the Education Manager, Carlene Sherbourne, who...read more
In March, ECA sat down with the Springfield Public Schools Preschool Expansion Grant (PEG) coaching team in the newly renovated Early Childhood Education Center on Catharine Street. I learned about coaching “through being coached”...read more
Query: I am working with a program where the Director is actively seeking assistance for her program. However, she has not kept most of our appointments. Once, I arrived to find that she wasn’t there and the next time, I called the day before to confirm and she...read more
Query: I am coaching a program and the Director asked me to observe a teacher and provide feedback to her without the Director present. The Director shared that the employee doesn’t listen to her feedback. What should I do? Advice: There appear to be several needs...read more
Guiding Change in Systems, Sectors and Settings By Kimm Quinlan (Region 1) and Carla Seymour (Region 5), each from Massachusetts' Educator Provider Support (EPS) programs. In March, we attended the Coaching 4 Change training hosted by Early Childhood Associates. ...read more
Coaching for Change: “It’s time in the Sun is Coming”- Pam J.L. Roux This month Coaching Conversations profiles Pam Roux, Workforce Development Specialist for the Department of Early Education and Care. Pam recalls her own experience when she was a teacher and then a...read more