Jen Serravallo’s The Writing Strategies Book is here and to celebrate, we're inviting you to join us for a free webinar with Jen on Tuesday, March 7th at 4:00pm (EST). In the webinar, Jen will offer a guided tour of the book and draw connections between this new book and her New York Times bestselling The Reading Strategies Book. She’ll show how together these resources can support highly responsive teaching with any instructional approach.
By Sue O’Connell and John SanGiovanni, adapted from A Guide for Administrators, part of the new Math in Practice resource
What do we hope to see and hear when we step into a math classroom? As our focus has shifted from memorizing to understanding and from calculating to applying, we have recognized instructional strategies that are better suited to these goals.
As we observe math classrooms, we look for evidence that teaching is more than delivering a textbook lesson. We look at the interactions between teacher and students, the on-the-spot decisions made by the teacher to keep learning progressing, and the ways in which the teacher brings math ideas to light through talk, visuals, and making connections to past learning. More specifically, here are some key features we would hope to see in an effective math classroom.