The Mathematics Coaching Handbook

Author: Pia M. Hansen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317432304
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Learn how you can work more effectively with teachers in your role as a math coach or department chair. Coaching can be a rewarding experience both personally and professionally, but it also requires taking risks, being up-to-date on the latest research, implementing best practices, and managing relationships. In this practical book for grades K-8, you’ll gain helpful insight on being an effective mentor, coach, and colleague to your math teachers. You’ll find out how to: Develop relationships with your teachers through one-to-one collaboration; Establish teacher-teams to meet goals effectively; Improve student achievement by implementing best practices for math education; Overcome common challenges faced by coaches and teacher-leaders; And more! This updated second edition contains new information on empowering teachers to tackle the key shifts of the Common Core. It also offers updated advice on ways to conduct professional development with teachers such as through online chats and book studies. The book’s appendices offer additional resources for math coaches, including rubrics, conference guides, and tools for classroom observations.

Building Teachers Capacity for Success

Author: Pete Hall
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416616519
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Educators know that teachers are a school's most essential strength. In Building Teachers' Capacity for Success, authors Pete Hall (winner of the 2004 ASCD Outstanding Young Educator Award) and Alisa Simeral offer a straightforward plan to help site-based administrators and instructional coaches collaborate to bring out the best in every teacher, build a stronger and more cohesive staff, and achieve greater academic success. Their model of Strength-Based School Improvement is an alternative to a negative, deficit-approach focused on fixing what's wrong. Instead, they show school leaders how to achieve their goals by working together to maximize what's right. Filled with clear, proven strategies and organized around two easy-to-use tools--the innovative Continuum of Self-Reflection and a feedback-focused walk-through model--this book offers a differentiated approach to coaching and supervision centered on identifying and nurturing teachers' individual strengths and helping them reach new levels of professional success and satisfaction. Here, you'll find front-line advice from the authors, one a principal and the other an instructional coach, on just what to look for, do, and say in order to start seeing positive results right now.

A Guide to Mathematics Coaching

Author: Ted H. Hull
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412972647
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Engage math teachers and foster productive collaborations through an effective coaching process that builds trust and rapport and leads to better teaching practice and increased student achievement.

The Literacy Coaching Handbook

Author: Diana Sisson
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1315531968
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Learn how to become a more effective literacy coach to ensure lasting changes in teaching and learning at your school. Literacy experts Diana and Betsy Sisson offer clear, research-based strategies that encourage professional development and growth. You’ll discover how to... Understand the various roles that a literacy coach plays, from "change agent" to "data analyst"; Determine which coaching model to use with your teachers; Support your classroom colleagues and raise student achievement; Tackle the literacy concerns present in today's schools, and any resistance from classroom teachers who don't want to be coached; Design a plan to promote growth centered on assessment and collaboration; and Manage the multi-faceted responsibilities of literacy coaching with practical strategies. Each chapter contains special features such as Coaching Moves and Coaching Questions to help you apply the information to your own situation. In addition, an Appendix offers photocopiable PD tools and study guide questions so you can discuss the ideas with others. With this practical book, you'll have all the guidance you need to overcome challenges and thrive in your coaching role.

The STEM Coaching Handbook

Author: Terry Talley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131723068X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Learn how to promote STEM integration in your school district and increase student achievement. In this helpful, easy-to-read book, author Terry Talley sheds light on the key responsibilities and accountabilities of a successful STEM coach and offers a wealth of practical advice for those new to the position and for those who want to refine their skills. You’ll discover how to... Build positive working relationships with teachers and faculty Organize professional development opportunities such as PLCs and book study groups Develop hands-on instructional strategies based off the needs of your students and the strengths of your staff Promote technological and scientific literacy to prepare students for success in the 21st Century Enhance student engagement using project-based learning and growth-based assessment models Designed to be read either as a step-by-step guide or as a reference, The STEM Coaching Handbook is loaded with insights and accounts from experienced STEM educators across the country. No matter your level of expertise, these tips will help you make your district’s STEM program more effective for all students.

Group Work that Works

Author: Paul J. Vermette
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351579932
Format: PDF, ePub
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Promote cooperative learning more effectively by transforming your classroom into a learning community. Experienced K–12 educators Paul J. Vermette and Cynthia L. Kline offer their Dual Objective Model as a tool for improving your students’ academic achievement and problem-solving skills, while encouraging their social and emotional development. You’ll discover how to: assign meaningful tasks that require students to rely on one another; build efficient teams, purposefully monitor group dynamics, and assess group projects effectively; engage students in schoolwork while developing crucial career and life skills; motivate students to see the importance of personal and group responsibility; maximize the benefits of student diversity in your classroom. Emphasizing teamwork, persistence, communication, self-regulation, and empathy in a complex, diverse, and technological setting, these strategies can be easily incorporated into any curriculum. The book is filled with vignettes and sample exercises to help you apply the ideas to your own classroom. Each chapter includes a list of "Big Ideas," which invites you to consider how these strategies can evolve over time.

Using the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics with Gifted and Advanced Learners

Author: Susan K. Johnsen
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781593639945
Format: PDF, Docs
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"Using the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics With Gifted and Advanced Learners" provides teachers and administrators examples and strategies to implement the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) with advanced learners at all stages of development in K–12 schools. The book describes-and demonstrates with specific examples from the CCSS-what effective differentiated activities in mathematics look like for top learners. It shares how educators can provide rigor within the new standards to allow students to demonstrate higher level thinking, reasoning, problem solving, passion, and inventiveness in mathematics. By doing so, students will develop the skills, habits of mind, and attitudes toward learning needed to reach high levels of competency and creative production in mathematics fields.

What We Know about Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Author: Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (Organization)
Publisher: Solution Tree
ISBN: 9781935249955
Format: PDF, Docs
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"What We Know About Mathematics Teaching and Learning provides a powerful research-based discussion on how we can achieve the goal of providing each student with the experiences to extend and enrich their mathematical thinking. The work is packed with ideas and approaches that will promote reflection and conversations about our practice as mathematics educators. This book is a must read for all of those who care about the teaching and learning of mathematics."---David Pugalee, interim director, Center for Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education, University of North Carolina-Charlotte "This book will provide affirmation to teachers and administrators who already use reform-based approaches and encouragement to those who've hesitated in adopting the approach in their classrooms or schools."---Carrie S. Cutler, lecturer, early childhood education and elementary math, University of Houston In a world where problem solving is a necessity, students need to know how to access, evaluate, and use information---skills that are integral to mathematics literacy. To prepare students for the future, mathematics instruction must go beyond simple practice drills, and mathematics teachers must be experts in more than content. The third edition of What We Know About Mathematics Teaching and Learning highlights key educational research, surveys best classroom practices, and offers implications for improved teaching and learning. With this easy-to-follow resource, preK-12 educators can achieve mathematics for all.

Strategies for Mathematics Instruction and Intervention K 5

Author: Chris Weber
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 193676332X
Format: PDF
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Build a solid mathematics program by emphasizing prioritized learning goals and integrating RTI into your curriculum. Prepare students to move forward in mathematics learning, and ensure their continued growth in critical thinking and problem solving. With this book, you’ll discover an RTI model that provides the mathematics instruction, assessment, and intervention strategies necessary to meet the complex, diverse needs of students.

What We Know About Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Author: McREL
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 1936765594
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book supports mathematics education reform and brings the rich world of education research and practice to pre-K–12 educators. Designed for accessibility, each chapter is broken down into important questions. For each question, the authors provide background information from a research perspective, offer implications for improving classroom instruction, and list resources for further reading.