Moments in Mathematics Coaching: Improving K-5 Instruction
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  • Moments in Mathematics Coaching: Improving K-5 Instruction

Moments in Mathematics Coaching: Improving K-5 Instruction

by Kristine R. (Reed) Woleck
     
 

ISBN-10: 1412965845

ISBN-13: 9781412965842

Pub. Date: 03/09/2010

Publisher: SAGE Publications

The author unpacks specific cases or "moments" from her years as a mathematics coach, discussing what effective coaching looks like in practice, how to build relationships with teachers, and more.  See more details below

Overview

The author unpacks specific cases or "moments" from her years as a mathematics coach, discussing what effective coaching looks like in practice, how to build relationships with teachers, and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412965842
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
03/09/2010
Pages:
162
Sales rank:
1,329,283
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Part I. The Coach's Work
1. What Is Coaching?
Case: Coaching in Action, Ann, Grade 5
Taking a Closer Look
Research-Based Models of Coaching
Keys to Developing a Coaching Model
Questions for Reflecting and Linking to Practice
2. Starting the School Year
Making Introductions
Establishing Trust
Deciding Who to Coach
Deciding Who Not to Coach . . . Then What?
Getting Organized
Communicating With Administrators
Keys to Getting Started
Questions for Reflecting and Linking to Practice
3. The Coaching Cycle
Case: Decision Making in the Coaching Cycle, Fiona, Kindergarten
Taking a Closer Look
Defining the Focus
Coach's Role, Teacher's Role
Fiona's Case, Continued
Taking a Closer Look
The Need for Variations in the Coaching Cycle
Keys to the Coaching Cycle
Questions for Reflecting and Linking to Practice
Part II. Tools for Coaching
4. Using Curriculum
Defining the Meaning of Curriculum
Case: Talking About Curriculum, Sue, Grade 2
Taking a Closer Look
Using the Curriculum as a Coaching Tool
Keys to Coaching With Curriculum
Questions for Reflecting and Linking to Practice
5. The Role of Questioning
Case: Different Questions for Different Purposes, Nancy, Grade 1
Taking a Closer Look
Case: Planning the Questions, Rick, Grade 4
Taking a Closer Look
Case: When Open-Ended Questions Aren't Enough, Carolyn, Grade 1
Taking a Closer Look
Keys to Questioning
Questions for Reflecting and Linking to Practice
6. Being Explicit
Case: Making Explicit Moves, Keith, Grade 4
Taking a Closer Look
Keys to Being Explicit
Questions for Reflecting and Linking to Practice
7. Using Data
Case: Creating Urgency Through Data, Peggy, Grade 5
Taking a Closer Look
Tools to Facilitate the Use of Data
Developing Student-Focused Action Plans
Keys to Using Data
Final Thoughts About Data
Questions for Reflecting and Linking to Practice
Part III. Coaching Dilemmas
8. Confronting Classroom Errors
Case: Keeping the Mathematics in Mind, Holly, Grade 3
Taking a Closer Look
Case: Deciding When to Address an Error, Maggie, Grade 5
Taking a Closer Look
Being Proactive: Discussing How to Address an Error
Being Proactive: Building Mathematical Knowledge to Avoid Errors
Keys to Confronting Errors
Questions for Reflecting and Linking to Practice
9. Transforming the Demonstration Lesson
Case: To Demo or Not to Demo? Janet, Kindergarten
Taking a Closer Look
Keys to Transforming the Demo Lesson
Questions for Reflecting and Linking to Practice
10. The Coach as a Learner
Case: Doing the Math, Lisa, Grade 5
Taking a Closer Look
Permission to Be a Learner
Keeping the Teacher in Mind
Keys to Being Coach AND Learner
Questions for Reflecting and Linking to Practice
Part IV. Growing the Coach
11. Professional Development for the Coach
Identifying What Coaches Need to Know
Moving From Research to Practice
Coaching Simulations
Journaling as a Tool for Learning
Belonging to a Coaching Community
Keys to Professional Development for the Coach
Questions for Reflecting and Linking to Practice
Conclusion
Resource A. Resources to Develop Mathematical and Pedagogical Content knowledge
Resource B. Sources of Math Coach Professional Development
References
Index

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