Upper School Math

About the cohort

Mathematics teachers should engage students in seeing wonder, joy, and beauty in the world God created. How can we effectively teach mathematics and foster this wonder, joy, and beauty with our students? Focused on best practices in teaching mathematics, we will examine the 8 effective mathematics teaching practices and work to improve our teaching practices throughout the school year. Collaborate with other upper school math teachers and work to understand and implement these practices into your classrooms in meaningful ways.

Meeting Date and Time: Meeting First Thursday of the month (September through June), 3:30 – 5:00 pm Eastern time.

Meet Your Cohort Leader​

Dr. Janet Andreasen serves as a mathematics specialist at The Geneva School in Casselberry, FL. She holds a PhD in Education, Mathematics Education from the University of Central Florida. For the past 20 years, she has worked with prospective and practicing mathematics teachers through her work at the University of Central Florida. She spent 17 years as a faculty member at UCF, leading the efforts of the secondary education program and teaching mathematics education courses. She has also taught high school mathematics in both public and private settings and currently serves as a mathematics specialist where she teaches mathematics and supports students and teachers to teach and learn mathematics effectively.
Janet Andreasen
Mathematics Specialist, The Geneva School

Cohort Syllabus

  • Introductions; overview of Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices; introducing Plan-Do-Study-Act cycles
  • Establish mathematics goals to focus learning
  • Build procedural fluency from conceptual understanding
  • Support productive struggle in learning mathematics
  • Implement tasks that promote reasoning and problem solving
  • Facilitate meaningful mathematical discourse
  • Pose purposeful questions
  • Elicit and use evidence of student thinking
  • Use and connect mathematical representations
  • Reflections and celebrations


Upper School Math COHORT

$ 2,499
  • SCL Member Schools receive 10% discount
  • Monthly Payment Options Available

Joining a cohort

In order to keep group sizes small, and maximize effectiveness, groups are limited in size (typically 10-12) and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants are asked to commit to the work and engagement involved.
Due to the limited size, some individuals will be waitlisted until there are enough applicants to form a new group. Also, a minimum of six participants are needed for each group to make.


Please reach out to Sarah Spencer at sarah@societyforclassicallearning.org