The Overarching Habits of Mind of a Productive Mathematical Thinker
“What would it be like to work in a culture that encourages teachers to work together regularly on cutting-edge instruction and personal growth?” “What would happen if teachers worked collectively to increase their capability and update and change teaching practices?”
What can we do differently in our classrooms to increase our knowledge and skills in facilitating purposeful practice of the Common Core Math Practice Standards in order to increase student mathematical discourse?
Take a minute to reflect upon your successes in learning as a Vertical Math PLT Team
Take a minute to reflect as a PLT Team Member – what was one change you made in your instructional delivery this past year
Quality Instruction Scaffolding Professional Development Process - Talk Moves - Conceptual Learning - Environment [physical & emotional]
PD Structures to Facilitate Learning Teacher Professional Learning Teams PLT Facilitator Coaching Communities PLT Facilitator Side-by-Side Coaching Administrator Professional Learning Teams Peer-to-Peer Coaching
Peer to Peer Coaching is a confidential process through which two or more professional colleagues work together to reflect on current practices.
Reasons for Peer to Peer Reduce isolation among teachers Build collaboration norms to enable teachers to give and receive ideas and assistance Create a forum for addressing instructional problems Share successful practices Transfer training from the workshop to the workplace Promote the teacher as researcher Encourage reflective practice
Quality Instruction Scaffolding Professional Development Process Classroom Pre-Requisites