Creating a Culture of Reflective Practice

Creating a Culture of Reflective Practice

The Role of Pedagogical Leadership in Early Childhood Programs

Anne Marie Coughlin, Lorrie Baird

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  • Anne Marie Coughlin and Lorrie Baird are Pedagogical Leaders and Early Learning Mentors from Ontario, Canada. Individually they head professional learning programs for large multi-site child care organizations. Together they offer Learning Institutes across Ontario, Canada, and the US that offer unique, engaging, and meaningful experiences for teachers and administrators.

  • Both Anne Marie and Lorrie have contributed to some of Redleaf Press' best selling titles such as The Visionary Director and Designs for Living and Learning by Margie Carter and Deb Curtis and Anne Marie contributed to the Unscripted Classroom by Susan Stacey.

  • There is an onslaught of rules and requirements for assessments of children, teachers, environments and curriculum in early childhood programs. These requirements and assessment tools limit programs and teachers to a narrow focus on checklists, counting toys and materials and the number of questions an educator asks children. This book is a comprehensive practical look at creating structures for supporting people in large and small organizations, individuals working as mentors, coaches, or pedagogical leaders.

  • Audience: Early childhood education pedagogical leaders, mentors, coaches, education and curriculum coordinators, college instructors, program directors, teachers and providers and others interested in supporting and developing reflective teaching practices.

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    Anne Marie Coughlin:

    Anne Marie Coughlin is the educational director at London Bridge Child Care Services in London, Ontario, Canada. She is an accomplished, passionate speaker who is known for her innovative work with Early Childhood Educators and her inspiring vision. Anne Marie works as a mentor for both classroom Educators and program leaders, exploring ways to work with and think about both children and adult learning. Over the past 35 years, she has held a variety of roles in the early learning sector including, preschool educator, center and program director, professional development coordinator, a community college teacher, and served as a provincial director with the Canadian Association for Young Children and as Director at Large for the Ontario Reggio Association.

    Lorrie Baird has been actively working in the early learning field for over 30 years and currently is the executive director of pedagogy with Compass Early Learning and Care in Peterborough, Ontario. Lorrie has immersed herself in the early learning field strengthening her understanding of the teaching and learning process. As a pedagogical leader and professional learning facilitator, she believes in engaging educators in reflective practice and ensuring that our work in adult learning parallels what we want to foster with children. Deeply rooted in a social constructivist approach, her practice is to engage early learning professionals in opportunities to reflect and think together about their work. 

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    Anne Marie Coughlin is the educational director at London Bridge Child Care Services in London, Ontario, Canada. She is an accomplished, passionate speaker who is known for her innovative work with Early Childhood Educators and her inspiring vision. Anne Marie works as a mentor for both classroom Educators and program leaders, exploring ways to work with and think about both children and adult learning. Over the past 35 years, she has held a variety of roles in the early learning sector including, preschool educator, center and program director, professional development coordinator, a community college teacher, and served as a provincial director with the Canadian Association for Young Children and as Director at Large for the Ontario Reggio Association.

    Lorrie Baird has been actively working in the early learning field for over 30 years and currently is the executive director of pedagogy with Compass Early Learning and Care in Peterborough, Ontario. Lorrie has immersed herself in the early learning field strengthening her understanding of the teaching and learning process. As a pedagogical leader and professional learning facilitator, she believes in engaging educators in reflective practice and ensuring that our work in adult learning parallels what we want to foster with children. Deeply rooted in a social constructivist approach, her practice is to engage early learning professionals in opportunities to reflect and think together about their work. 

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