56 episodes

Are you passionate about making a difference in teaching?

Join me (Greg Curran) as I chat to educators and community leaders who are challenging systemic inequity and bigotry, along with privilege and silence.

Not content with traditional approaches to diversity and inclusion they're re-making their environments, supporting and uplifting the voices and worlds of those students and communities who've been sidelined for far too long.

Find Show Notes and Resources at: pushingtheedge.org

Pushing The Edge with Greg Curran Greg Curran

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 19 Ratings

Are you passionate about making a difference in teaching?

Join me (Greg Curran) as I chat to educators and community leaders who are challenging systemic inequity and bigotry, along with privilege and silence.

Not content with traditional approaches to diversity and inclusion they're re-making their environments, supporting and uplifting the voices and worlds of those students and communities who've been sidelined for far too long.

Find Show Notes and Resources at: pushingtheedge.org

    'I Do, We Do, You Do' in Maths' Classrooms with Margarita Breed

    'I Do, We Do, You Do' in Maths' Classrooms with Margarita Breed

    In Episode 56, we are critically unpacking the 'I do, we do, you do' teaching model in the maths classroom. Plus, why productive struggle is a must for our students in maths, and why you should start Fraction Talks in your classroom.
    Show-notes can be found here, https://pushingtheedge.org/56
    Listen to more of my Maths-related chats with Marian Dingle, Jenna Laib, and Margarita Breed at https://pushingtheedge.org/teaching-maths
    Listen to more of my Social Justice-focused chats at https://pushingtheedge.org/social-justice-resources.
    Thanks for listening and your support. Please share this episode with your teacher friends.

    • 46 min
    Explaining our Thinking in Maths with Margarita Breed - PTE055

    Explaining our Thinking in Maths with Margarita Breed - PTE055

    In Episode 55, what matters in respect to explaining, making connections, and being efficient at an A or B grade level in maths? And how do we build students' skills in each area?
    Plus, how might we inadvertently signify to students to stop thinking - just through how we lay out mathematical tasks.
    Also how to support students to move from additive to multiplicative thinking.
    Show-notes can be found here, https://pushingtheedge.org/55.
    Listen to more of my Maths-related chats with Marian Dingle, Jenna Laib and Margarita Breed at https://pushingtheedge.org/teaching-maths
    Listen to more of my Social Justice-inspired chats at https://pushingtheedge.org/social-justice-resources.
    Thanks for listening and your support. Please share this episode with your teacher friends.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Why's The Maths Teacher Here for Social Studies with Jenna Laib

    Why's The Maths Teacher Here for Social Studies with Jenna Laib

    In Episode 54, how can we challenge Eurocentrism in the maths classroom and value Indigenous knowledge? Plus, how can we use graphs to explore social justice issues, and cultivate mathematical thinking with all our students.
    Show-notes can be found here, https://pushingtheedge.org/54.
    Listen to more Maths and Social Justice chats with Marian Dingle and Margarita Breed at https://pushingtheedge.org/teaching-maths
    Listen to more Social Justice-inspired educators on my podcast, https://pushingtheedge.org/social-justice-resources.
    Follow me on Twitter @GregBCurran. I'd love to hear what you think of my chat with Jenna. Please share it widely.
    Thank you for listening and your support.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Building Cultures of Thinking in the Maths Classroom with Margarita Breed

    Building Cultures of Thinking in the Maths Classroom with Margarita Breed

    In Episode 53, taking the emphasis off the answer in maths, focusing on building meaning and connections rather than remembering rules, and using low floor, high ceiling rich maths tasks. Plus, we have lots of maths teaching resources to share.
    Show-notes can be found here, https://pushingtheedge.org/53
    Check out my maths focused chats and blogposts, https://pushingtheedge.org/maths
    Listen to more Social Justice-inspired educators on my podcast, https://pushingtheedge.org/social-justice-resources.
    I'm @GregBCurran on Twitter. Let me know what you think of my chat with Margarita. And please share it widely.
    Thanks for listening and your support.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Looking at the World in Mathematical Ways with Marian Dingle

    Looking at the World in Mathematical Ways with Marian Dingle

    In Episode 52, how do our families mathematise us? How does the maths in our lives compare to maths at school? And why are our cultures so important in maths classrooms?
    Show-notes can be found here, https://pushingtheedge.org/52.
    Listen to more Social Justice-inspired educators on my podcast, https://pushingtheedge.org/social-justice-resources.
    I'm @GregBCurran on Twitter. I'd love to hear what you think of my chat with Marian. Please share it widely.
    Thanks for listening and your support.

    • 54 min
    Liberating Literature in Our Classrooms and Libraries with Julia Torres

    Liberating Literature in Our Classrooms and Libraries with Julia Torres

    In Episode 51, young people are engaging with literature in ways that are quite different to prior generations. We’ll explore young adult fiction that reflects our students' lives, issues, and worlds. We'll also challenge the traditional literary canon along the way.
    Show-notes can be found here, https://pushingtheedge.org/51
    Listen to more Social Justice-inspired educators on my podcast, https://pushingtheedge.org/social-justice-resources.
    I'm @GregBCurran on Twitter. I'd love to hear what you think of my chat with Julia. And please share it widely.
    Thanks for listening and your support.

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Jjone487 ,

Episode 53 is a must listen!

Greg has a laid-back conversational way of interviewing his guests to get to the nitty-gritty of the topic. If you are at all interested in teaching maths then I highly recommend listening to Episode 53 with Margarita Breed. It is full of practical ideas to engage students with higher order mathematical thinking. Looking forward to listening to episodes yet to come.

Yael Blinco ,

English teacher/teacher librarian

I just discovered this podcast last week. I have now listened to the whole series and loved it all. Greg Curran has found inspiring educators from around the world to keep teachers passionate about teaching and learning. All teachers should listen and shake up their practice!

@PensiveM ,

Real educators; Real inspiration

I have just listened to two episodes of 'Pushing the Edge' and I am keen to hear more. The format is simple, the content = motivating and the educators Greg interviews are passionate, dedicated and, most importantly, real. Better than a cup of coffee for a buzz!

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