Leadership Through Professional Collaborations

Jessica Pfeil, Jenna Hirsch

Abstract


Leaders in mathematics are responsible for implementing positive change within their school districts and motivating teachers of mathematics to improve their practices. One way mathematics leaders can achieve this goal is by establishing professional collaborations. We analyzed the research and summarized the common attributes found in successful professional collaborations into a research-based framework we present as the COTEAMS framework. Using this framework, mathematics leaders can empower teachers and provide the necessary support for them to participate successfully in professional collaborations.

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