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"A welcome resource for the many mathematics coaches who are looking for support in a challenging, often vaguely defined role. From a big picture view of the systems within which math coaches work, to advice about potential pitfalls, to guidance on facilitating change, the book takes on a wide range of topics to help math coaches understand the scope of their work and serve as leaders in whatever form their jobs may take."
"The authors show how instructional coaches can be respectful of the teacher's professional status yet instrumental in providing the necessary support that changes teaching practice to yield positive student results. The authors have cracked the code for mathematics coaching by giving clear, concise guidance using self-reflective techniques as well as knowledge of content and teaching experience that translates into expert coaching and meets the diverse needs of classroom teachers."
"An extremely useful resource for new and experienced mathematics coaches and the individuals responsible for their professional development and ongoing support. It provides a detailed analysis of mathematics coaching along with a comprehensive model to guide coaches as they do their work. The model goes beyond simply describing the various components of coaching work; it provides a developmental, sequential process for engaging in mathematics coaching and situates the work of coaching in the larger district context."
"Useful for those getting started and those refining their coaching practice."
"For those who work directly with classroom teachers, the authors provide a commonsense approach to support and improve teaching and learning. Easily read, this book lays out a simple plan for success as a mathematics coach and should be in the library of all who work with mathematics teachers."
"An effective coaching model can be a most valuable educational resource when it is used to enhance instructional goals, improve pedagogical practices, and improve student outcomes."
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