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.

Taking the Lead as a Teacher of Teachers

Taking the Lead as a Teacher of Teachers

Taking the lead as a teacher of teachers

Chapter Elements

  • Case: Encountering Venus
  • Math Activity: Exploring Story Problems
  • Focus Questions Activity

Case Description

This longer case, written by an experienced math coach, describes a coaching context that unfolds over a series of days. It offers a poignant and intelligent example of a coach who is unafraid to teach a “willing, but far from novice” teacher by giving her homework assignments and setting up opportunities for the teacher to examine and reveal her practice. The case follows the thread of a story of developing collaboration by describing first the introductory meeting with Venus, a teacher of students with special needs, then a math interview with Venus' students, and, finally, debriefs with ...

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