Published by Redleaf Press
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www.redleafpress.org © 2013 by Deb Curtis, Debbie Lebo, Wendy C. M. Cividanes, and Margie Carter
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First edition 2013
Cover design by Jim Handrigan
Cover photograph © Fancy Photography/Veer
Interior design by Erin Kirk New
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Interior photographs by Deb Curtis except on page 38, by Debbie Lebo
Illustrations on page 63 by Barbara J. Massam
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20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 The sections entitled “What Is Reflective Teaching,” “A Reflective Teacher at Work,” and “I’m
Incredible” on pages 6–8 are adapted from “Becoming a Reflective Teacher” by Margie Carter,
Wendy Cividanes, Deb Curtis, and Debbie Lebo (Teaching Young Children 3:18–20), © 2010
by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Adapted with permission.
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Reflecting in communities of practice : a workbook for early childhood educators / Deb
Curtis, Debbie Lebo, Wendy C. M. Cividanes, and Margie Carter.
Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 978-1-60554-148-8 (pbk. : alk. paper)
ISBN 978-1-60554-259-1 (e-book)
1. Early childhood education—Curricula—United States. 2. Early childhood education—
Activity programs—United States. 3. Reflective teaching—United States. 4. Professional
learning communities. I. Title.
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