Sara's Coaching Corner
September 22, 2015
Carrie answered a few of our questions about problem solving:
After the first 5 weeks, do teachers pick and choose which category to focus on each week?
Yes, teachers can be flexible in this. We just need to think about which category the
problem lends itself to.
Is it correct that some weeks’ teachers might focus on all 5 categories while other weeks they just focus on one or two?
Teachers have the autonomy to choose after the processes have been explicitly taught
in the first 5 weeks.
Do teachers pick a “summative assessment task” (Friday) or an “instructional
task/formative assessment” (Monday)?
It doesn’t matter. We just want them using the Exemplars resource.
Should the rubrics be sent home with students once the teachers have used them to collect data?
Do departmentalized math teachers still need to have the ELAR word wall words up?
Do the math words on concept maps need to be up in the ELAR room (if