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This resource offers math activities, planning activities, and a facilitator’s guide for developing mathematics leaders’ coaching practice and knowledge of math teaching and learning.

Refining and Reimagining One's Coaching Practice
Refining and reimagining one's coaching practice
Case Description

In Learning About Counting, Learning About Coaching, the coach-author describes a Kindergarten classroom observation, interviews with several students as they engage in counting activities, and her subsequent questions about effective coaching debriefs. Elaine, a coach with past experience as a high school math teacher, becomes intrigued with the varied strategies for counting in Kindergarten, and over the course of one classroom visit, she is bursting with questions and a new appreciation for the children's effort involved in sorting out counting as an idea. She describes the ensuing teacher debrief, which, she soon realizes, falls short of its ...

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