General Comments

  1. Teach math, teach mathematical vocabulary.

  2. Review prerequisite skills and concepts.

  3. Engage students in two way interactions. Ask probing questions.

  4. Encourage students to explain their reasoning. Ask students WHAT they know and HOW they know it.

  5. Work on transitioning from one activity to another.

  6. Entry and closure are important parts of your teaching.

  7. Practice writing on the board. Use colors and bigger letters.

  8. Maintain eye contact. Less time facing the board.

  9. Maintain teacher voice and teacher presence throughout the presentation.

  10. Respond to the situation. It is fine if you have to change your plan.