The Mathematics Coaching Handbook

Author: Pia M. Hansen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317432304
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

The Literacy Coaching Handbook

Author: Diana Sisson
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1315531968
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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, ePub, Mobi
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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.

A Guide to Mathematics Coaching

Author: Ted H. Hull
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412972647
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

Literacy Coaching

Author: Katherine Casey
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325009414
Format: PDF, ePub
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Literacy Coaching takes you inside today's main coaching models, exploring their roles and responsibilities. Beginning with what coaches do, Casey provides real-life examples of what you'll need to know and what abilities the job requires, as well as crucial but often overlooked details such as how to build a relationship with your principal and how to assess the strengths and needs of the teachers you'll work with. Then she presents a variety of professional development structures that help you deliver smart, targeted instructional support where and when teachers need it most. Literacy Coaching gets into the nitty-gritty, offering experience-honed advice on these and numerous other important coaching functions: gathering materials, gaining entry, and getting started developing trusting relationships taking notes while observing teachers and students using data to uncover areas of instructional need teaching side by side with a host teacher and debriefing afterward coaching strategies and language running powerful workshops, visitations, and meetings

Instructional Coaching

Author: Jim Knight
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452293341
Format: PDF
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An innovative professional development strategy that facilitates change, improves instruction, and transforms school culture! Instructional coaching is a research-based, job-embedded approach to instructional intervention that provides the assistance and encouragement necessary to implement school improvement programs. Experienced trainer and researcher Jim Knight describes the "nuts and bolts" of instructional coaching and explains the essential skills that instructional coaches need, including getting teachers on board, providing model lessons, and engaging in reflective conversations. Each user-friendly chapter includes: First-person stories from successful coaches Sidebars highlighting important information A "Going Deeper" section of suggested resources Ready-to-use forms, worksheets, checklists, logs, and reports

Strategies for Mathematics Instruction and Intervention K 5

Author: Chris Weber
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 193676332X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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: Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (Organization)
Publisher: Solution Tree
ISBN: 9781935249955
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

A Mind for Mathematics

Author: Nanci N. Smith
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781943874002
Format: PDF, Kindle
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What does it take to be a good mathematics teacher who actively engages students and addresses learning differences? Gain a mental picture of an effective mathematics learning environment and why it must be founded on growth mindset principles. This easy-to-read text breaks down the complex components of mathematics teaching and divides them into practical strategies. Combining mathematics research, useful tactics, and examples from K-6 classrooms, the book includes reflection questions, action tasks, and activities to inspire and engage mathematical minds. Benefits: LEARN HOW TO USE DIFFERENT TYPES OF ASSESSMENTS to advance student learning and inform mathematics instruction. OBSERVE SPECIFIC CLASSROOM EXAMPLES and vignettes that illustrate the mathematical concepts covered in each chapter. LEARN THE CHARACTERISTICS OF HIGH-QUALITY, RIGOROUS TASKS that engage students in learning mathematics. GET ADVICE ON BALANCING TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES and making sound plans for teaching mathematics, including communicating with students' families. INFLUENCE STUDENTS TO WORK HARD, grapple with challenging problems, and ultimately value mathematics. Contents: About the Author Introduction Creating the Mathematical Environment Engaging Mathematical Minds Reaching Different Mathematical Minds Challenging Student Mathematicians Monitoring Mathematical Assessment Balancing It All References and Resources Index

A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Author: Heather Fry
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317650220
Format: PDF
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This entirely new edition of a very successful book focuses on developing professional academic skills for supporting and supervising student learning and effective teaching. It is built on the premise that the roles of those who teach in higher education are complex and multi-faceted. A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is sensitive to the competing demands of teaching, research, scholarship, and academic management. The new edition reflects and responds to the rapidly changing context of higher education and to current understanding of how to best support student learning. Drawing together a large number of expert authors, it continues to feature extensive use of case studies that show how successful teachers have implemented these ideas. It includes key topics such as student engagement and motivation, internationalisation, employability, inclusive strategies for teaching, effective use of technology and issues relating to postgraduate students and student retention. Part 1 explores a number of aspects of the context of UK higher education that affect the education of students, looking at the drivers of institutional behaviours and how to achieve success as a university teacher. Part 2 examines learning, teaching and supervising in higher education and includes chapters on working with diversity, encouraging independent learning and learning gain. Part 3 considers approaches to teaching and learning in different disciplines, covering a full range including arts and humanities, social sciences, experimental sciences through to medicine and dentistry. Written to support the excellence in teaching and learning design required to bring about student learning of the highest quality, this will be essential reading for all new lecturers, particularly anyone taking an accredited course in teaching and learning in higher education, as well as those experienced lecturers who wish to improve their teaching practice. Those working in adult learning and educational development will also find the book to be a particularly useful resource. In addition it will appeal to staff who support learning and teaching in various other roles.