ERIC Number: EJ1059536
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
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Changing Classroom Instruction: One Teacher's Perspective
Tolle, Penelope P.
Mathematics Teacher, v108 n8 p616-621 Apr 2015
This article addresses the struggles teachers face when they attempt to change their teaching style in order to achieve an ideal mathematics classroom. With the implementation of the Common Core State Standards, many of the behaviors associated with an ideal mathematics classroom appear within the Standards for Mathematical Practice, on which students can be assessed and teachers will be held accountable. High school teacher Penelope Tolle uses six principles of quality mathematics instruction based on pre- and post-lesson discussions between Japanese pre-service teachers and their professors to explain how to take the focus off the teacher, and put it where it needs to be--on student engagement with the lesson. A bibliography is included.
Descriptors: Teaching Styles, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction, State Standards, Academic Standards, Accountability, Educational Quality, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Educators, Learner Engagement, Foreign Countries, Teacher Competencies, Lesson Plans, Mathematics Activities
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Japan