Both authors have over 20 years of teaching experience from elementary to graduate in a variety of settings, including regular education, special education, gifted, undergraduate and graduate work. Together, they were part of the writing teams for the Greater Cleveland Educational Development Center and Strategic Measurement. Richard has taught mathematics in the public schools for 36 years and 21 years as a part-time adjunct professor (Baldwin Wallace College and Cuyahoga Community College). He has taught professional development (Educational Research and Development – AFT) and worked with hundreds of pre-service teachers through teaching the “Math for Elementary and Middle School” courses. Sabastianna has been a math teacher, math coach, and mentor for new teachers. She has worked with students who have had severe emotional and behavioral disorders as well as mainstream students who functioned below, on and above grade level. During her years as a math coach, Sabastianna worked closely with teachers on instruction, curriculum, and assessment and data.
Inquiry Based Learning
Richard was awarded several honors including National Board Certification for Early Adolescence Mathematics and was a national expert for the Cleveland Metropolitan Teacher’s Union that reviewed/evaluated lessons to be published.
Richard: Bachelors degree from Wabash College, Masters degree from Cleveland State University. Sabastianna: Bachelors degree from Kent State University, Masters degree from West Virginia University
As a math coach, Anna worked closely with teachers on instruction, curriculum, assessment and data, and demonstration lessons with pre- and post-discussion/reflection as well as coaching and observation of their lessons. To give the students more direct experience, she created and ran a math lab that focused on contructivist, hands-on learning and application of math standards.