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Posts tagged as: coaching

Developing Math Coaching Expertise

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, March 24th, 2017

Over ten years ago I moved from being a classroom teacher into the role of being a math coach. My first assignment included two elementary schools, which meant I was supporting approximately 36 teachers. My only experiences with school leadership…



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Actionable Feedback as a Means of Promoting a Growth Mindset

by Cara Martin, March 21st, 2017

We know it’s important to encourage our students to adopt a growth mindset towards their mathematical abilities. But when we draw a smiley face on a student’s paper or say “good job,” are we building a growth or a fixed…



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Teacher Mindsets and Student Learning

by Cara Martin, March 16th, 2017

On the first day of my Mathematics Methods course for preservice teachers, I ask my students to solve the Dealing in Horses Problem from Marilyn Burns’ book About Teaching Mathematics, Fourth Edition: I ask my students to consider the problem individually…



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The Art of Listening + Building Partnerships

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, September 08th, 2016

Coaching is about listening and building partnerships. When those two qualities are present effective strategies emerge. Most educators are looking for effective strategies to make challenging subjects like math more accessible to students. However, few educators have the time or…



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Coaching Benefits for Math Teachers by Offering Support Where and When They Need It

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, July 29th, 2016

How do school administrators support the highly individualized needs of their teachers? Administrators must support many different constituencies: both new and experienced teachers, those who need to work on student relationships and management techniques, and those who need help creating…



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Video Post: Math Solutions Coaching for Empowered Instruction

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, November 20th, 2015

Working with a coach can give you individualized insight into your strengths and empower you to learn even more.



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Back to school: Elevate instruction, engage students and empower learning

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, August 07th, 2015

The beginning of the school year is just around the corner. At Math Solutions, we have a variety of resources to help you elevate instruction, engage students and empower learning in your classroom!



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Instructional Coaching: an ‘Aha’ Moment about the Power of Questions

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, August 03rd, 2015

Written by Mary Mitchell, Content Development Manager, Math Solutions I recently joined a 5K training group. There are people in the group who volunteer to serve as coaches to individuals who seek to move themselves from a sedentary lifestyle toward…



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