Mathematics Coaching: A New Kind of Professional Development

Jun. 21, 2010

Source: Teacher Development, Volume 14, Issue 2, (2010) pages 241-251.

This article reviews the existing literature on mathematics coaching.

The paper claims that while millions of dollars are spent on traditional professional development each year in the USA, some school districts are trying other means to increase students’ test scores. One strategy is hiring mathematics coaches as on‐site professional developers.

The paper focuses on coaches, their work, their preparation, the conditions needed for an effective coaching program, and the impact of coaching in US schools.

Updated: Jul. 26, 2011