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Finchum, Tabetha R. – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2014
In this article, fourth-grade teacher Tabetha Finchum describes how a program called Arizona Master Teacher of Mathematics (AZ-MTM), a Noyce grant funded through the National Science Foundation, helped boost her confidence and broaden her understanding of the philosophies, curricula, and instructional decisions being implemented by other teachers.…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Leadership
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Felton, Mathew D.; Page, Melissa – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2014
Findings from an extensive four-year program with a single cohort of elementary and early middle school mathematics instructors highlight several important themes that can inform other efforts in developing teacher leaders. The authors describe the Arizona Master Teachers of Mathematics (AZ-MTM) program as an example that supports the development…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Leadership
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Gomez, Conrado L. – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2010
Using a student's native language, either as a medium of instruction or as a scaffolding technique, has been used effectively in many classrooms throughout the U.S. In the past, many schools provided native language instruction to meet the needs of English Language Learners (ELLs). However, with the advent of antibilingual education proposals such…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Language of Instruction, Bilingual Students