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Posts tagged as: Professional Development

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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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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