Are you asking yourself, “How can I use the math coach asa support in my teaching of Mathematics?”Formal Coaching is a model that supports teachers in becoming a more effective teacher. The coachworks with the classroom teacher in planning, modeling lessons, co-teaching and observing mathlessons. The focus is always on student achievement.Areas you may want to focus on: Setting up lessons that teach through problem solving This could include Before During After lessons and an in-depth look at its components Teaching using PODs How to create SMART board lessons in math What does assessment for learning look like? What do I do with all of my documentation? How can I improve on my questioning, so that I guide student into independent thinking and problem solving? How can I reach the children that „just are not getting it‟? How can I challenge the students that need enrichment? How do I do the above in a way that does not require a TON of planning? Using The Power of Ten to teach numeracy and the understanding of numbers. How can I supplement the program (Pearson/Nelson) so that I am covering 100% of the curriculum outcomes? Improving one or more of the processes ex.: communication, connections, problem solving, reasoning and proof, representation.
Before we meet:*Think of a specific goal that improves student learning.Our first meeting time will be to discuss this goal in depth.Email me with your goal and outcome of focus.
Math Coach Request FormMy name is Susan Muir and I am pleased to announce that I will continue my role asPreK-6 Math Coach during the 2012-2013 year. As your Math Coach, I will beavailable to work with you in a variety of ways. Coaching My focus will be on quality coaching. When you request coaching, a three week block of time will be scheduled. Within our three week block, I will work with you for10-12 sessions (lessons and planning/ conference). We could schedule one hour time blocks on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday for three consecutive weeks or spread the three weeks throughout the year. Whatever works best for you! Coaching will involve you through a process to strengthen instruction and improve student learning. We will establish learning goals based on the curriculum outcomes. Using the gradual release model, I will plan and model approximately 2 lessons. Then we will plan and co-teach 4-5 lessons with the remainder you will plan and teach 2-3 lessons as I observe to give specific feedback that you request. We will also schedule follow-up time will include reflection and future planning.
Other Ways I can Support You:* I will continue to post everything we do together on my bloghttp://blogs.gssd.ca/smuir/I look forward to being a support for you. It is my vision that together we canimprove student learning in the area of Mathematics.Please complete the request form and email it to:email@example.comSincerely,Susan Muir
Math PreK-6 Coaching Request FormPlease complete the request form and email it to:firstname.lastname@example.orgName: ______________________School: _____________________Grade(s): ___________________School E-mail________________Dates requested for Coaching:Month: 1st choice- 2nd choice-Please book early to be sure you get the coaching time requested. I will contact you through email with aconfirmation of the dates requested and further information.*Many teachers and schools have requested verbally their interest. Please send in a request form and I will do my best to schedule asmany schools as I can