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Class act insert 2

  1. 1. E Email smithersmath@gmail.comPhone 621-2248Twitter @CindySmith Blog: http://blogs.gssd.ca/csmith/The role of a math coach: Collaborative colleague Experiences are initiated by teacher and direction of interaction structured by the teacher Focus is on student learning A team member to: o help plan lessons or units units o assist with technology o help with manipulatives o model or co-teach lessons o collect data for professional development o assist with the transfer of theory into practice o research, collaborate and discuss assessment and evaluationBenefits of engaging with a math coach: Provides an opportunity for professional dialogue, sharing of experiences Fosters professional habits of mind (West and Staub, 2003)

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