ERIC Number: EJ831690
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Reference Count: 7
You Had to Be There!
Kotsopoulos, Donna; Heide, Duane
Teaching Children Mathematics, v15 n7 p410-415 Mar 2009
Teachers' professional identities are associated with an ongoing commitment to professional development and the explicit aim of improving practice in order to increase student learning. During the last century, professional development initiatives took many forms, including laboratory schools, lesson study, video clubs, and demonstration classrooms. In this article, Donna Kotsopoulos and a group of elementary teachers had the opportunity to visit the fourth-grade mathematics demonstration classroom at W. T. Townshend Public School. Following the visit, Kotsopoulos sat down with the classroom teacher, Duane Heide, to learn more about how demonstration classrooms have been implemented.
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Mathematics Instruction, Teacher Improvement, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Mathematics, Grade 4, Demonstrations (Educational), Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada