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Cultivating a Math Coaching Practice A Guide for K-8 Math Educators by Amy Morse
  

Cultivating a Math Coaching Practice A Guide for K-8 Math Educators

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Cultivating a Math Coaching Practice A Guide for K-8 Math Educators by Amy Morse

Given the current demands of a math teaching practice, this case-based resource helps math coaches, prospective coaches, and administrators develop their knowledge of math content, hone their coaching skills, and enhance their ability to provide professional development for teachers in Grades K-8. Field-tested in a number of school districts nationwide, this concise guide presents authentic accounts of coaching practice, dilemmas, and insights. The cases, written by practicing math coaches, emphasize developing a deep understanding of mathematics, analyzing students' ideas and teachers' beliefs about learning, and cultivating teacher learning and growth. Amy Morse provides: Math activities that strengthen a coach's math content knowledge Planning activities to support thoughtful coach-teacher interactions A detailed facilitator's guide for staff developers leading professional development opportunities for math coaches, providing a detailed agenda, specific examples of participants' questions, and facilitator responses Cultivating a Math Coaching Practice gives math leaders the tools to help teachers create quality math programs and bolster student achievement.

Reviews

This new resource draws on cases of coaching practice to provide grounded opportunities for communities of math coaches to strengthen their practice. It is an exciting and important resource for anyone responsible for the professional development of math coaches. -- Linda Ruiz Davenport, Senior Program Director of Elementary Mathematics Written case studies of math coaching are essential tools to facilitate the professional development of our mathematics coaches who work hand-in-hand with over 200 schools in our district. We are pleased to have this book developed by Amy Morse and a cadre of math coaches to support our math leadership efforts. -- Lance Menster, Manager of Elementary Mathematics


About the Author

Amy Morse is a national leader in designing and providing professional development for math coaches and district leaders responsible for coaching programs. In 1997, Amy joined Education Development Center where, as a project director, she works on teacher and coach development programs. In this capacity she worked for many years with the Boston Public Schools (BPS) Elementary Math Department to design and facilitate the professional development for the district's elementary math coaches. At present, she directs Professional Development for Math Coaching institutes for EDC's Math Leadership program http://www.edc.org/MLP. Amy travels extensively, working as a consultant to school districts in various stages of implementing a math coaching strategy and is the director of the Center for the Professional Development of Coaching and Math Leadership at EDC.

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Book Info

Publication date

22nd April 2009

Author

Amy Morse

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Publisher

SAGE Publications Inc

Format

Hardback
216 pages

Categories

Teaching of a specific subject
Educational: Mathematics & numeracy
Primary & middle schools

ISBN

9781412971058

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