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Driscoll, Mark J. – Principal Leadership, 2008
Because the author and his colleagues at the Center for Leadership and Learning Communities believe that instructional coaching is one of the most exciting developments in education in a long time, they have examined the questions this new strategy has raised for education leaders: Should coaching replace some traditional forms of teacher…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Professional Development, Coaching (Performance), Instructional Improvement
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Seago, Nanette; Jacobs, Jennifer; Driscoll, Mark – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2010
Although there are increasing numbers of professional development (PD) materials intended to foster teachers' mathematical knowledge for teaching within the topics of number and algebra, little attention has been given to geometry. In this article we describe the Learning and Teaching Geometry project's approach to the development of PD materials…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Geometry, Educational Change, Middle School Teachers
Schwartz, Judah L., Ed.; And Others – 1993
This volume attempts to bring together a collection of reports on the Geometric Supposer, a series of computer software environments which can be a tool for exploring particulars and generalizations in geometry. The book contains the following chapters: (1) "A Personal View of the Supposer: Reflections on Particularities and Generalities in…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, Diagrams
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Woodward, John; Beckmann, Sybilla; Driscoll, Mark; Franke, Megan; Herzig, Patricia; Jitendra, Asha; Koedinger, Kenneth R.; Ogbuehi, Philip – What Works Clearinghouse, 2012
The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) publishes practice guides in education to bring the best available evidence and expertise to bear on current challenges in education. Authors of practice guides combine their expertise with the findings of rigorous research, when available, to develop specific recommendations for addressing these…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving, Educational Research, Evidence
Driscoll, Mark – 1999
This book was written as a resource for middle and high school teachers hoping to ease their students' transition to algebra. Drawing on experiences with three professional development programs, key "habits of thinking" that characterize the successful learning and use of algebra are outlined. Strategies teachers can use to cultivate…
Descriptors: Algebra, Educational Strategies, Mathematics Activities, Mathematics Instruction
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Jason, Leonard A.; Pokorny, Steven B.; Turner, Paul L.; Freeland, Margaret; Corbin, Sara; Driscoll, Mark – Education & Treatment of Children, 2005
This brief paper reports the results of two observational studies examining the impact of fines for youth tobacco possession on public smoking among youth. Preliminary findings are presented that suggest that when police issued warnings and tickets to reduce underage youth possession of tobacco, in both towns the number of youth smoking in public…
Descriptors: Health Behavior, Smoking, Public Policy, Youth
Driscoll, Mark; Zawojeski, Judith; Humez, Andrea; Nikula, Johannah; Goldsmith, Lynn; Hammerman, James – 2003
This toolkit contains a set of professional development materials whose goal is to help mathematics teachers in grades 6-10 learn to identify, describe, and foster algebraic thinking in their students. A core belief underlying the Toolkit is that good mathematics teaching begins with understanding how mathematics is learned, so these materials…
Descriptors: Algebra, Cognitive Processes, Curriculum Development, Grade 7
Driscoll, Mark – 1988
This report discusses the change in mathematics curriculum influenced by researchers, society, and the mathematics field. Many research results suggest that students should learn mathematics by experience. Students' misconceptions may be formed because of the sudden shift from arithmetic to algebra. Up to the eighth grade, mathematical content has…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Demonstration Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Curriculum
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Driscoll, Mark – Educational Leadership, 1983
Computers can offer fun games, but they need to nurture thoughtful learning as well. (Author)
Descriptors: Educational Games, Elementary Education, Mathematics Instruction, Microcomputers
Driscoll, Mark – 1987
As an outgrowth of "A Study of Exemplary Mathematics Programs," conducted at the Northeast Regional Exchange in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, a panel of experts rated 150 school mathematics programs that had submitted evidence of excellence in student outcomes, for example, high test scores, exceptional course enrollments, significant…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Schools, Elementary Secondary Education
Driscoll, Mark – 1982
This document was initiated with the collection of 150 questions in telephone interviews of a national sampling of junior high school and high school teachers. A Mathematics Consultant Panel reviewed the questions, and selected topics were developed, for which there were research bases for answers. The material covers: (1) Effective Mathematics…
Descriptors: Algebra, Calculators, Educational Research, Fractions
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Driscoll, Mark – Arithmetic Teacher, 1984
Research on fractions and decimals is reviewed. Understanding is vital, and thus children need experiences with concrete materials for the various interpretations of rational numbers. (MNS)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Decimal Fractions, Educational Research, Elementary Education
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Driscoll, Mark – Mathematics Teacher, 1995
Discusses the integration of assessment into instruction using a four-step framework: planning the activity, gathering evidence, interpreting evidence, and using evidence. (MKR)
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Misconceptions
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Driscoll, Mark – Rural Educator, 1986
Discusses factors related to the success of a mathematics program selected for excellence by criteria that included student performance on standardized math tests and the intensity of involvement in extracurricular activities. Outlines characteristics of the school's rural farm community, administrative and teacher leadership, and the role of…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Competition, Demonstration Programs, Elementary Secondary Education
Bryant, Deborah; Driscoll, Mark – 1998
Increased attention has been given to issues of assessment in recent years. Teachers of mathematics have been working to change both the way they elicit evidence of their students' mathematical thinking and the way they use that evidence to monitor students' progress and guide instructional decision making. This publication is based on work done…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods
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