Tale of Two Talents: How Two Early Childhood Teacher Educators Use Peer-Reflection to Examine Their Practices

From Section:
Teacher Educators
Apr. 15, 2010

Source: Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, Volume 31, Issue 2 (April 2010), pages 185 – 199.

Teachers often approach the lesson planning process differently. Some, though quite different in their methods, come out with remarkably similar results.

The purpose of this article is to examine how college professors prepare their lessons for class.
Two highly effective teachers engaged each other in peer-reflection as they explored their own methods of lesson preparation.

As they conferred with one another, they recognized similarities and examined their differences. They tell their story here, describing how they grew through sharing tales, comparing their talents, and contrasting their ideas about lesson planning.

Their similarities on seven attributes of lesson preparation were strong; however, on seven facets they differed. The degree of that contrast is of great interest here.

Updated: Jan. 17, 2017
Early childhood education | Education practice | Peer relationship | Reflection | Reflective teaching | Teacher educators