ASCD Publication

How can K–12 school leaders recognize and ensure that their school or district is supporting good math instruction?

Specs: 7″x9″, 176 pages

Marian Small and Doug Duff provide the answer to that and other questions in The School Leader’s Guide to Building and Sustaining Math Success. Drawing on their vast experience working with administrators, Small and Duff provide practical advice and helpful tools for improving math instruction. They guide you through the initial steps of establishing a strong math culture, developing common tasks, and getting buy-in, and then offer specific suggestions for monitoring, supporting, and sustaining improvement. You’ll learn what kinds of data to collect, what to look for in the classroom, what to listen for in conversations with teachers and students, and how to deal with reluctant staff and parents.

With its real-world examples and fresh insights, this book is essential reading for any school leaders who want to bring about positive change and real growth in the teaching and learning of math in their school.


Marian Small


Doug Duff


Dr. Marian Small is an internationally renowned mathematics educator, author, and professional learning consultant. Dr. Small, whose career in education has spanned more than four decades, is considered one of the most influential math educators in Canada. She has authored or co-authored more than 100 math resources and travelled to mathematics classrooms around the world to provide consultation focused on improving understanding and performance in K–12 mathematics.

Doug Duff has been a Principal and a Principal Instructional Leadership Coach with the Thames Valley District School Board in London, Ontario, Canada for the past 20 years. He has been particularly interested in math education and school improvement in various capacities both nationally and internationally. He has worked with a major Canadian publisher as a Senior Consultant, multi-grade textbook author, and an international presenter for mathematics leadership and professional learning.

Currently he has two resources in publication with Rubicon Publishing Inc. and ASCD on school improvement in mathematics education


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