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Panel: Panel 6

Panel 6: Students as math sensemakers vs. high stakes test takers: the role of principals and administrators in supporting teachers’ math learning and instructional practice
Principals and administrators play a key role in teacher retention and job satisfaction. They also set the tone for teachers’ professional growth and pedagogical reflection and innovation. The focus of this panel will be exploring the ways that principals, department heads and other school administrators can support the work of mathematics teachers in schools with large proportions of priority learners. In this panel, we will identify specific aspects of school leadership and culture that support effective math teaching with a focus on identifying potential high leverage areas of innovation.