Student Focused Content Coaching in Mathematics Perfecting the art of building the capacity of teachers. Examining Coach’s Questions Role play a post-conference discussion between a teacher and coach.
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Perfecting the art of building the capacity of teachers.
Role play a post-conference discussion between a teacher and coach.
In groups of three decide who will be the coach and who will be the teacher and who will be a note-taker.
The teacher and coach engage in a pre-conference.
Watch the video of a 6th grade math class.
The teacher and coach engage in a post-conference where the coach poses questions to help the teacher develop capacity.
The note-taker takes careful notes of the discussion.
The 6th Grade Math Task that will be Used in the Lesson
Below is a list modes of communication used during coaching sessions:
EDC Lenses on Learning
Analyze the coach’s communication by categorizing each statement by the mode of communication that was employed. Use a pie graph to reflect the portions of each mode used in the discussion. Color according to key.
Asking questions to find out what the teacher intended (Yellow)
Sharing curiosity about student’s thinking (Orange)
Collaborative problem-solving on specific issues (Purple)
Praising or affirming (Green)