A Guide to Mathematics Leadership: Sequencing Instructional Change

A Guide to Mathematics Leadership: Sequencing Instructional Change

by Don S. Balka
     
 

Written by three noted mathematics educators, this volume presents a process-based approach to building a high-quality mathematics program based on five NCTM principles and four NCSM leadership principles.See more details below

Overview

Written by three noted mathematics educators, this volume presents a process-based approach to building a high-quality mathematics program based on five NCTM principles and four NCSM leadership principles.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412975438
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
11/18/2009
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
449,718
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Part 1. Preparing the Foundation
1. Understanding and Clarifying Leadership in Mathematics
What Is Leadership and Who Is a Leader?
Building a Culture of Success
NCTM Principles and NCSM Leadership Principles
2. Engaging and Empowering Staff
Staff Inclusion and Effective Communication
Leadership Decision Making
Instructional Leadership
Dynamics of Engagement and Empowerment
Expectations and Challenges
Part 2. A Leadership Model
3. Articulating the Curriculum
Curriculum Alignment
Opportunity to Learn
Scope, Sequence, and Timeline Alignment
Rigorous Curriculum
4. Implementing the Curriculum
Curriculum Implementation
Monitored Implementation
Monitored Progress
5. Incorporating Effective Instructional Strategies
Incorporating Effective Instructional Strategies for All
Student Collaboration in the Form of Teamwork
Using Group-Worthy Problems
Incorporating Instructional Strategies for ELL Students
Matching Materials to Desired Instructional Strategies
Using Data to Inform Practice 1: Analyzing Student Work
Using Data to Inform Practice 2: Analyzing Student Assessments
6. Providing Timely and Targeted Feedback
Using Pertinent Data
Targeted Information
Building Trust
7. Establishing Professional Learning Communities
Establishing Collaboration
Building Community
Facilitating Reflection
8. Fostering Professional Development
Structuring Effective Professional Development
Mentoring and Coaching
Other Approaches to Professional Development
Part 3. Continuing the Work
9. Reflecting on How Students Learn Mathematics
What Mathematics Must or Should Students Learn?
What Methods and Tools Will Be Most Effective in Helping Students Learn?
What Does Research Say?
How Do Students Learn to Become Problem Solvers?
How Do Students Learn to Communicate Mathematics?
10. Putting It All Together
Looping, or Recycling Through the Developmental Stages
Mathematics Leaders' Influence
Guiding Questions for Critiquing the Developmental Stages
References
Index

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