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ERIC Number: EJ1041910
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1073-5836
Classroom Photographs: Reframing What and How We Notice
Oslund, Joy A.; Crespo, Sandra
Teaching Children Mathematics, v20 n9 p564-572 May 2014
Improving the mathematical experiences of students depends on teachers' commitment and support for reflecting on and learning from their classroom teaching experience. In this article, the authors invite readers to consider using classroom photographs as tools for learning in a professional learning community (PLC) and perhaps as a stepping stone to forming teaching video clubs. The authors share three photograph activities that they have designed and used with various groups of educators to highlight especially powerful professional conversations focused on these photograph artifacts. Additionally the authors offer practical suggestions for selecting and using photographs to support collegial and professional conversations about what and how teachers may notice things in mathematical classrooms.
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1502. Tel: 800-235-7566; Tel: 703-620-3702; Fax: 703-476-2970; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: 0546164