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

Chapter Elements

  • Case: Learning About Counting, Learning About Coaching
  • Focus Questions Activity
  • Planning Activity: Cultivating Collaborative Study

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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