October 2013 Newsletter: Mills Teacher Scholars news, announcements, teacher highlights... and more! 

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Welcome to a new school year !

For our Mills Teacher Scholars staff and participants, the new school year is off to a fabulous start, with our teacher scholar leaders facilitating at nearly half of our partner sites and with unprecedented interest in our work from schools and teachers from across the Bay Area as they navigate the new Common Core State Standards.
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We are excited to announce that the October publication of Educational Leadership magazine features Mills Teacher Scholars as an example of a program that leverages teacher leadership in our schools. "Two Ways to Lead" highlights the work of teacher scholar leaders at New Highland Academy in OUSD. 

What One Teacher Scholar Learned About Promoting  Mathematical Reasoning in Her Classroom

"How could I understand Colin’s mathematical reasoning if I wasn’t really giving him a chance to fully explain himself? To collect good data I was forced to talk less and listen more. Instead of jumping in and explaining a math problem I paused, I prompted, I waited. I listened."

Teacher Scholar Georgia Wood spent last school year looking closely at her students’ mathematical reasoning. In this insightful blog post, What Colin Taught Me: Questions, Mentors and Race During Math Time, she reflects on her inquiry project.

Read the rest of Georgia's blog here...


A Busy Summer for Mills Teacher Scholars

From presenting at the Inventing Our Future Integrated Learning Summer Institute to running a teacher blog post writing workshop, this was a busy summer for MTS staff and teacher leaders.

Read more about this work here…

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