<img height="1" width="1" alt="" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=940171109376247&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">

Dedicated to Teachers


How the Boston Teacher Residency is Changing the Way We Teach Math 

BTR Teaching Math.jpg

The Boston Teacher Residency (BTR) program was created as a joint initiative between the Boston Public Schools and Boston Plan for Excellence (BPE). The goal: help meet the needs of Boston’s children and families by preparing a diverse group of teachers in high need areas like math, science, and special education.

“With all this focus now on education, we have only begun to pay serious attention to all the skills and competencies and dispositions teaching requires,” says BPE Executive Director Jesse Solomon. “The question was: Are there some sort of forms to this that we could actually document and teach novices?”

See how this question led to the development of instructional routines like the ones featured in Routines for Reasoning:

 

“I had a very procedural understanding of math, but I was not necessarily taught how to really make sense of problems,” says teacher and BTR alumni Meaghan Provencher. “That was very new for me so at first it was really challenging…but it’s made me a better teacher.”

Learn more about the Boston Teacher Residency program at the Boston Plan for Excellence website: www.bpe.org.

Download a Sample Chapter of Routines for Reasoning!

Posted by: Frances LownPublished:

Topics: Video, Amy Lucenta, Grace Kelemanik, Routines for Reasoning, Susan Janssen Creighton, Boston Teacher Residency

Comment on this post:

Related Posts

Download This Free Guide to Teaching During an Election

With an historic national election on the horizon, you may be wondering if and how you should address it ...
Lauren Audet Oct 1, 2020 5:51:07 PM

How to Download and Access Heinemann eBooks: A Step-by-Step Guide (With Video Tutorials!)

With eBooks in greater demand than ever, we want to make sure accessing our eBooks is as easy for you as ...
Lauren Audet Sep 25, 2020 11:20:58 AM

Fall 2020 Digital Catalog Now Available

Heinemann's Fall 2020 Catalog is here!
Jennifer Moore Sep 15, 2020 6:30:00 AM

Reflections On Grading From 180 Days by Kelly Gallagher and Penny Kittle

During the pandemic crisis, there is an opportunity to rethink instruction, assessment, and evaluation. T...
Jennifer Moore Aug 26, 2020 6:13:00 AM