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.

Preparing for Thoughtful Dialogue

Preparing for thoughtful dialogue

Chapter Elements

  • Case: Considered Coaching: Transcript 1, Transcript 2, Transcript 3

Case Description

The Considered Coaching case examines one coach's responses to a math exchange between the teacher and students in a second grade classroom. Rosa, the coach, has set out to more fully understand ideas about number sense. As a way of capturing these ideas as they play out in math class, Rosa, with permission from the teacher, brings her laptop to class and transcribes a brief round of mental math. As she types the students' and the teacher's dialogue in one column on the screen, she also records her reactions to what's happening in class in a second column. The Considered Coaching case is set up in three ...

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