Cultivating a Math Coaching Practice: A Guide for K-6 Math Educators
By: Amy Morse (editor)Paperback
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Given the current demands of a math teaching practice, this case-based resource helps math coaches, prospective coaches, and administrators develop their knowledge of math content, hone their coaching skills, and enhance their ability to provide professional development for teachers in Grades K-8. Field-tested in a number of school districts nationwide, this concise guide presents authentic accounts of coaching practice, dilemmas, and insights. The cases, written by practicing math coaches, emphasize developing a deep understanding of mathematics, analyzing students' ideas and teachers' beliefs about learning, and cultivating teacher learning and growth. Amy Morse provides: math activities that strengthen a coach's math content knowledge; planning activities to support thoughtful coach-teacher interactions; and, a detailed facilitator's guide for staff developers leading professional development opportunities for math coaches, providing a detailed agenda, specific examples of participants' questions, and facilitator responses. "Cultivating a Math Coaching Practice" gives math leaders the tools to help teachers create quality math programs and bolster student achievement.
Amy Morse is a national leader in designing and providing professional development for math coaches and district leaders responsible for coaching programs. In 1997, Amy joined Education Development Center where, as a project director, she works on teacher and coach development programs. In this capacity she worked for many years with the Boston Public Schools (BPS) Elementary Math Department to design and facilitate the professional development for the district's elementary math coaches. At present, she directs Professional Development for Math Coaching institutes for EDC's Math Leadership program http://www.edc.org/MLP. Amy travels extensively, working as a consultant to school districts in various stages of implementing a math coaching strategy and is the director of the Center for the Professional Development of Coaching and Math Leadership at EDC.
Foreword by Deborah Schifter Acknowledgments About the Author Introduction 1. Observing, Studying, Analyzing, Planning: Preparing to Coach Case: Moving Between Models Math Activity: Models, Fractions, and Percents Focus Questions Activity 2. Discerning and Responding: Coaching in Real Time Case: Analyzing Multiplication Math Activity: How Do You Know? Focus Questions Activity 3. Strategic Coaching: Goal-Centered Modeling in the Classroom Case: "It's 30 Less and 90 More": A Case About Listening to Children's Ideas Math Activity: Angles and Angle Measurement Focus Questions Activity 4. Reaching a New Teacher: Math as the Conduit Case: A Case of Coaching: Multiplication and Division Journal Entries Math Activity: Looking Beneath the Surface Focus Questions Activity 5. Preparing for Thoughtful Dialogue Transcript 1 Transcript 2 Transcript 3 6. Purposeful Planning and Facilitation Case: Coaching in a Group: Moving From 1:1 to 1:? Focus Questions Activity Planning Activity: Facilitating Group Learning 7. Refining and Reimagining One's Coaching Practice Case: Learning About Counting, Learning About Coaching Focus Questions Activity Planning Activity: Cultivating Collaborative Study 8. Cultivating Relationships With Administrators and Other Leadership Colleagues Case: Crafting an Invitation: Shifting From Isolation to Inclusion Focus Questions Activity Planning Activity: Considering Collaboration and Communication 9. Taking the Lead as a Teacher of Teachers Case: Encountering Venus Math Activity: Exploring Story Problems Focus Questions Activity 10. Maintaining a Focus on Mathematics Case: Struggling to Keep Math at the Center Focus Questions Activity 11. Framing the Connection Between Coach and Teacher Goals Case: Unsatisfied in the Seminar Focus Questions Activity Planning Activity: Meeting the Challenge 12. Examining the Role of Authority in Coaching Case: Claiming Authority Focus Questions Activity Planning Activity: Two Posters Activity Facilitation Guide Chapter 1 Facilitation Notes Chapter 2 Facilitation Notes Chapter 3 Facilitation Notes Chapter 4 Facilitation Notes Chapter 5 Facilitation Notes Chapter 6 Facilitation Notes Chapter 7 Facilitation Notes Chapter 8 Facilitation Notes Chapter 9 Facilitation Notes Chapter 10 Facilitation Notes Chapter 11 Facilitation Notes Chapter 12 Facilitation Notes
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