"If you have anything at all to do with mathematics leadership in your
school or district, this resource is the launch pad for your leadership efforts.
It provides the necessary background, gets you started, and will force you to
consider 'leadership traps' you may encounter along the way. This book won’t be
placed on a shelf—it will be used daily!"
—Skip Fennell, Professor,
Past President, National Council of Teachers of
Empower mathematics educators and learners to meet and exceed high
School leaders who are responsible for improving mathematics achievement face
tremendous challenges. Written by three noted mathematics educators, this book
helps leaders implement a high-quality mathematics program, regardless of the
status of their current programs or the availability of resources.
A Guide to Mathematics Leadership presents a process-based
approach to improving mathematics instruction based on five principles
identified by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)—equity,
curriculum, teaching, learning, and assessment—and four leadership principles
from the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM)—equity
leadership, teaching and learning leadership, curriculum leadership, and
assessment leadership. These principles are applied during the program
improvement cycle, which includes:
- Articulating the curriculum
- Implementing the curriculum
- Incorporating effective instructional strategies
- Providing timely and targeted feedback
- Establishing professional learning communities
- Fostering professional development
Filled with practical advice, tips, tools, and resources for each stage of
the process, this book guides readers in the next steps to excellence in
mathematics instruction and learning.