At this year’s National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM) conference, Heinemann authors Sue O’Connell, Steve Leinwand, Cathy Fosnot, Max Ray-Riek, and June Mark held a special event with mathematics specialists and leaders to discuss the goal of math education today, the importance of the Standards for Mathematical Practice, and the kinds of effective instructional shifts teachers can make in their classrooms.
In the third clip from this event, Max Ray-Riek, Steve Leinwand, and Sue O’Connell talk about the challenges teachers face when making instructional shifts. Some of the key points they discuss are:
- the challenges related to assessing students as instructional shifts are made
- the value of being able to watch how other teachers teach
- the need for ongoing professional development to support teachers in making and understanding instructional shifts.
Watch the full clip:
Next Monday, Steve, Cathy, Sue, and June discuss fluency and how it fits into learning mathematics.
To read more from master educators and leaders in the field about best practices in mathematics instruction, check out our recent blog series unpacking each of the eight Standards for Mathematical Practice.
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Steve Leinwand (@steve_leinwand) is a Principal Research Analyst at American Institutes for Research in Washington, D.C. He is the author of the bestselling Accessible Mathematics and Sensible Mathematics.
Sue O’Connell (@SueOConnellMath) is a nationally known speaker and education consultant who directs Quality Teacher Development. She is the coauthor of the bestselling Putting the Practices Into Action and the Mastering the Basic Math Facts series.