Preparing Mentors to Support Novices in Eliciting Student Thinking in Mathematics Discussions
TeachSIM is partnering with researchers at Boston University and the University of Michigan to design online, portable mentor teacher professional development (PD) materials, including simulations and coaching supports, that target mentors’ teaching and feedback skills in elementary mathematics.
This work is essential for many reasons, including the following:
Using a randomized control trial with mentor-candidate pairs, we will investigate the causal impact of the PD materials on both mentors’ teaching and feedback skills, as well as candidate’s teaching skills. We will also observe the mentors’ uptake and transfer of the practices from the PD materials, to the simulations, to live classrooms and mentoring conversations.
Development of the mentor PD materials and assessments will occur throughout the 2022-2023 academic year.
See TeachSIM PD: Math: Preparing Mentors to Support Novices in Eliciting Student Thinking Partners here.
The Mentoring Mentors Matters project is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 2200915. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.