Dr. Rajeev Virmani is an Associate Professor of Mathematics Education in the Department of Curriculum Studies and Secondary Education at Sonoma State University. Virmani has focused on providing rich learning experiences for preservice and inservice teachers to improve their skills and knowledge for teaching mathematics and ultimately support student learning. His research and teaching centers on eliciting and attending to student thinking. Virmani collaborates with teacher educators and practitioners to develop learning environments that provide opportunities to learn about teaching practices through pedagogies that approximate practice. In particular, he uses rehearsals of instructional activities with teachers to engage in and reflect upon equitable pedagogical practices, student thinking, and mathematics content. He has extended this work to embed mathematics methods courses in school classrooms in which teachers have authentic interactions with students and build upon student mathematical, cultural, and linguistic strengths.
- Doctor of Education, Learning and Instruction, University of San Francisco
- Masters of Education, University of California, Davis
- Single Subject Clear Credential, Mathematics, University of California, Davis
- Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics, University of California, Davis
- Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of California, Davis
- Mathematics education
- Practice-based teacher education
- Professional development
- Math methods coursework
- Rehearsals and instructional activities
- Assistant Professor, Teacher Education, University of Saint Joseph
- Adjunct Professor, Teacher Education, University of San Francisco
- Middle School Math Teacher, San Francisco Unified
- High School Math Teacher, Palo Alto Unified School District
Virmani, R., Taylor, M., & Rumsey, C. (2017). Bringing methods into schools. In., Kastberg, S., Tyminski, A., Lischka, A., & Sanchez, W. (Eds) Building Support for Scholarly Practices in Mathematics Methods. Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators Professional Book Series, Volume 3. Charlotte: IAP.
Baldinger, E., Selling, S.K., & Virmani, R. (2016). Supporting novice teachers to lead discussions that reach a mathematical point. Mathematics Teacher Educator, 5(1), 8-28.
Virmani, R. & Williamson, P. (2016). Lessons for teacher educators about learning to teach with technology. In Kosnik, C., White, S., Beck, C., Marshall, B., Goodwin, A.L., & Murray, J. (Eds.) Building Bridges: Rethinking Literacy Teacher Education in a Digital Era. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.
Borko, H., Virmani, R., Khachatryan, E., & Mangram, C. (2014). Video as a tool for the preparation of professional development leaders.In Calandra, B. & Rich P.J. (Eds.) Digital Video for Teacher Education and Practice. New York: Routledge.