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Whitworth, Jerry; Deering, Thomas; Jones, Steve; Hardy, Sam – Professional Educator, 2016
Persistent and consistent criticism of our nation's educational system has increased pressure on school districts and teacher education programs to improve the quality of teachers in our public schools. While there is research regarding the characteristics of effective teachers, the difficulty is often in identifying and hiring those teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Characteristics
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Obara, Samuel; Sloan, Margaret – Professional Educator, 2009
The primary goal of this study was to investigate the role of the mathematics coach at Tabaka Middle School during the school's implementation of the Georgia Performance Standards through the utilization of Connected Mathematics Project materials. The study explores the coach's emergent understanding of her role as she provided teachers support…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Feedback (Response), Mathematics Instruction, Pedagogical Content Knowledge