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© 2010

Teaching and Learning in the (dis)Comfort Zone

A Guide for New Teachers and Literacy Coaches

Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Where Is Your (dis)Comfort Zone?

    1. Deborah Ann Jensen, Jennifer A. Tuten, Yang Hu, Deborah B. Eldridge
      Pages 1-14
  3. Teaching and Tensions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Deborah Ann Jensen, Jennifer A. Tuten, Yang Hu, Deborah B. Eldridge
      Pages 17-32
    3. Deborah Ann Jensen, Jennifer A. Tuten, Yang Hu, Deborah B. Eldridge
      Pages 33-50
    4. Deborah Ann Jensen, Jennifer A. Tuten, Yang Hu, Deborah B. Eldridge
      Pages 51-68
    5. Deborah Ann Jensen, Jennifer A. Tuten, Yang Hu, Deborah B. Eldridge
      Pages 69-80
  4. Tensions of Literacy Teaching

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Deborah Ann Jensen, Jennifer A. Tuten, Yang Hu, Deborah B. Eldridge
      Pages 83-102
    3. Deborah Ann Jensen, Jennifer A. Tuten, Yang Hu, Deborah B. Eldridge
      Pages 103-121
    4. Deborah Ann Jensen, Jennifer A. Tuten, Yang Hu, Deborah B. Eldridge
      Pages 123-145
    5. Deborah Ann Jensen, Jennifer A. Tuten, Yang Hu, Deborah B. Eldridge
      Pages 147-164
    6. Deborah Ann Jensen, Jennifer A. Tuten, Yang Hu, Deborah B. Eldridge
      Pages 165-179
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 181-185

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

learning literacy teaching

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.CUNYHunter CollegeUSA
  2. 2.Lehman CollegeCity University of New YorkUSA

About the authors


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.

Bibliographic information

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