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Small Steps, Big Changes: Eight Essential Practices for Transforming Schools Through Mathematics

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During the past two decades, Chris Confer and Marco Ramirez have worked to deepen and improve mathematics instruction at schools around the country. Wherever they go, they find the raw ingredients for success already present: The potential for positive change lies within each school. Abundance is present in the form of capable children, teachers, coaches, and principals. P ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published March 28th 2012 by Stenhouse Publishers (first published January 1st 2012)
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I read this book with three colleagues as a lesson study of sorts. I was disappointed that it did have more substantive ideas for "transforming" math instruction. It is certainly inspirational, but I felt that I was already substantially in the camp that the book advocates, and so I did not really gain much knowledge from it. However, I may have had a different view from a different perspective. For example, if I were an instructional coach or a principal, I think there would have been some good ...more
Ann Marie Corgill
This past year, thanks to the brilliant math coaches in our district (Lee Ann Davidson and Taajah Witherspoon), I have FINALLY learned how to facilitate math workshop! This book has helped me grow even more as a teacher and learner of mathematics.
We read this book as a district wide book study, and I loved the fact that it shares the perspectives of the administrator, the coach, and the teacher in each chapter....It is a book about math, but it's really a book for everything we teach. I'd recomm
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