Coaching for Student-Centered Mathematics

Focus Area: Student-Centered Mathematics


Phase: Planning

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Our coaching methodology centers on the principles of action research, and job-embedded best practices to provide the most personalized and differentiated approach to meet the needs of our participants. This professional learning is designed to support each participant with what they need, not a one-size-fit all approach. In curriculum implementation, the needs of educators vary greatly based on their experience, implementation level, and mindsets. Our Student-Centered Math coaches use the “Try, Measure, Learn” approach to encourage narrow, actionable shifts as they refine their knowledge of the curriculum, make formative decisions around student learning progress, and build their own student-centered math skills.


This coaching model and support was developed for teachers, instructional coaches, and leaders implementing student-centered math practices.


  • Bi-weekly, 30 Minute virtual session scheduled directly with a BetterLesson Coach
  • 4 Session Coaching Packs around one topic (tied to a virtual workshop) or Targeted (half-year) and Unlimited Coaching with flexibility is available
  • Participants will need a computer with access to Zoom, a camera, a microphone, and stable Internet connectivity
  • Participants will register for access with the BetterLesson Lab
  • Participants will schedule 1:1 coaching calls with their coach


While workshops introduce participants to ideas to build their awareness, and give them time to explore and reflect collaboratively to develop understanding, coaching is an ongoing learning experience that supports educators as they apply key ideas and helps them move closer to ownership of the curriculum and the principles it represents.

  • Humanizing Mathematics: I support students to develop positive beliefs about math and about themselves as mathematicians.
  • Communicating Mathematical Thinking: I create an environment that encourages students to communicate their mathematical thinking with each other.
  • Promoting Reasoning and Problem-Solving: I engage and support students in lessons that promote reasoning and problem-solving.
  • Facilitating Mathematical Discourse: I facilitate mathematical discourse that deepens student understanding.