Brandon F.

Brandon comes to Johns Hopkins University and the Urban Teachers program with over 8 years of teaching and leading in New York City Public and Public Charter Schools. His background is in secondary mathematics and special education. Brandon also focuses on foreign language education. He developed a rigorous Japanese language program in a school in the Bronx, New York. Brandon’s research and current teaching centers around the coaching of teachers to integrate cognitive strategies into their mathematics lessons.

His doctoral dissertation entitled “The Impact of STARS Mnemonic Strategy Instruction on Algebra Test Scores for Students with Deficits in Math,” looks at the coaching model as a way to train special education teachers to teach cognitive strategies that reinforce executive functions skills so that students can persist in mathematical problem-solving. He continues to be active in the education field and contributes to various blogs, editorials, and educational conferences.

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