The Art of Coaching Better Math Instruction

Instructional coaching can promote more effective and engaging learning in the classroom. In this video, Kirk Walters, AIR principal researcher and instructional math coach, shows how he supports teachers and helps students learn critical math skills. Walters, whose research primarily focuses on ways to improve K-12 math teaching, examines why it’s important to teach students not only how to do mathematical procedures but also to understand the concepts behind them.