No, but thanks for asking. What I really believe would be most useful would be an end to education classes and a year or two in a PAID apprenticeship role working with mathematics teachers who have been deemed to be especially effective (by math-competent people). My own student teaching experience was kind of headed that way. Not paid, of course, but a full semester all day every day working with 3 different math teachers at the university lab school. The geometry guy had a PhD in math and a joint appointment with the department of mathematics at the university where he also taught upper division/graduate mathematics and was anxiously awaiting each new release from Bourbaki that I had never heard of until then. No text books; after observing and discussing for a while, we began to teach. Each day we were to prepare our own worksheets for the class (with guidance, of course). One of my algebra teachers had been the math editor for Scott-Foresman. My experience was unusual enough that replicating it systemically is beyond the realm of the possible but my preferred approach (first stated) would be very workable.
At 10:04 AM 7/10/2013, Richard Strausz wrote: >Wayne, do you have any suggestions for books, blogs, videos and any >other materials that would be helpful for a beginning math teacher? > >Thanks in advance. > >Richard