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Wondering how to create a classroom culture where students don't want to stop exploring mathematics when the bell rings? Kyle Pearce from TapIntoTeenMinds.com and Jon Orr from MrOrr-IsAGeek.com team up to uncover how we can Make Math Moments That Matter for every student in the math classroom from Kindergarten through Grade 12. Discover how you can build easy to plan and fun to deliver math lessons that kids will not only love, but also learn from using the Making Math Moments That Matter 3-Part Framework. Get ready to learn as we interview math education influencers, engage in coaching calls with mathematics educators from around the world, and take deep dives into assessment, differentiation, student behaviour, engagement, problem solving, math fact fluency, and many other common teacher challenges as we strive to Make Math Moments That Matter. Let’s learn how we can meet the needs of every learner in all classrooms regardless of student readiness together!

Making Math Moments That Matter Kyle Pearce & Jon Orr

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 101 Ratings

Wondering how to create a classroom culture where students don't want to stop exploring mathematics when the bell rings? Kyle Pearce from TapIntoTeenMinds.com and Jon Orr from MrOrr-IsAGeek.com team up to uncover how we can Make Math Moments That Matter for every student in the math classroom from Kindergarten through Grade 12. Discover how you can build easy to plan and fun to deliver math lessons that kids will not only love, but also learn from using the Making Math Moments That Matter 3-Part Framework. Get ready to learn as we interview math education influencers, engage in coaching calls with mathematics educators from around the world, and take deep dives into assessment, differentiation, student behaviour, engagement, problem solving, math fact fluency, and many other common teacher challenges as we strive to Make Math Moments That Matter. Let’s learn how we can meet the needs of every learner in all classrooms regardless of student readiness together!

    How To Create More Time When Time is Scarce

    How To Create More Time When Time is Scarce

    When we hop on our Monthly Q&A Calls with Academy Members or Mentorship Calls with District Math Leaders, one of the largest barriers to transforming mathematics pedagogy and educator content knowledge is time. With a seemingly never ending list of mandatory “to do’s” and a jam packed list of mathematics standards to uncover, it shouldn’t be a surprise.
    In today’s episode, we’ll be digging into how you can overcome the challenges that time scarcity creates before, during and after your math lessons each day.


    You’ll learn: 
    How to set goals that create happiness for you; How you can set goals and priorities so that you create freedom in your teaching day; How to analyze your day plans so you can achieve your goals. How to use the 10-10-10 rule to avoid post decision blues. 


    Resources: 
    Courses: 
    How To Transform Your Textbook Into A Curiosity Machine [Free Video Course] 
    Classroom Resources: 
    Make Math Moments Framework [Blog Article]
    Make Math Moments Problem-Based Lessons & Units
    Books to Help:
    Clockwork by Mike Michalowicz

    Are you a district mathematics leader interested in crafting a mathematics professional learning plan that will transform your district mathematics program forever? Book a time to chat with us!
    Please help new listeners find the show. Leave a rating or review on your platform. 
    Empower Your Students (and Teachers) Using A Professional Learning Plan That Sparks Engagement, Fuels Deep Learning, and Ignites Action!https://makemathmoments.com/make-math-moments-district-mentorship-program/ 

    • 37 min
    How to Use Trickery & Influence In Math Class For Good

    How to Use Trickery & Influence In Math Class For Good

    In this episode we discuss how to use trickery or influence in your math class for good. We’ll discuss the difference between moral influence and immorary trickery; how educators could and should consider methods of moral influence to promote building student proficiency and a productive disposition towards mathematics; we’ll show you examples of helpful influence and less helpful influence; and, finally, where you can go to learn about helpful tactics that you can leverage in your math class. 


    You’ll learn: 
    The difference between moral trickery and immoral trickery;How educators could and should consider methods of moral trickery to promote building student proficiency and a productive disposition in mathematics;Some examples of helpful trickery and less helpful trickery; and, Where you can go to learn about and practice helpful (and moral) trickery tactics that you can leverage in your math lessons. 


    Resources: 
    Podcast:
    Way To Go, Ohio [Revisionist History Podcast]


    Courses: 
    Learn About and Apply Helpful (and Moral) Trickery Tactics In Your Math Class [Free Video Course] 


    Classroom Resources: 
    Make Math Moments Framework [Blog Article]
    Make Math Moments Problem-Based Lessons & Units


    Are you a district mathematics leader interested in crafting a mathematics professional learning plan that will transform your district mathematics program forever? Book a time to chat with us!


    Please help new listeners find the show. Leave a rating or review on your platform. 
    Empower Your Students (and Teachers) Using A Professional Learning Plan That Sparks Engagement, Fuels Deep Learning, and Ignites Action!https://makemathmoments.com/make-math-moments-district-mentorship-program/ 

    • 39 min
    Clothesline Math - An Interview With Chris Shore

    Clothesline Math - An Interview With Chris Shore

    In this episode we speak with Chris Shore all about changing the world and why clothesline math is the master number sense maker. Chris has spent 33 years in education helping students understand their mathematical identities and he’s here with us to give you resources and ideas around a great teaching tool. 


    You’ll Learn: 
    How curiosity can spark students to ask “why” and dig into math more deeply; Why we should be providing all students with the opportunity to construct their math identity;Why clothesline math is the master number sense maker;and, How students don’t fail current content, they fail past content.

    Resources: 
    https://clotheslinemath.com/ 
    https://mathprojects.com/2012/04/03/princess-dido-and-the-ox-skin/ 
    https://makemathmoments.com/how-to-teach-algebra-using-a-double-number-line-to-solve-multi-step-equations/ 
    Please help new listeners find the show. Leave a rating or review on your platform. 
    Empower Your Students (and Teachers) Using A Professional Learning Plan That Sparks Engagement, Fuels Deep Learning, and Ignites Action!https://makemathmoments.com/make-math-moments-district-mentorship-program/ 

    • 57 min
    Assessment Questions & Answers

    Assessment Questions & Answers

    In episode 189 we discussed all things assessment and standards based grading with guru Tom Schimmer. We knew you had follow up questions around assessing in your classroom so in this episode we’re sharing a question and answer session we had with members of the Make Math Moments Academy all around assessment with standards based grading. 


    Stick around and you’ll hear answers to: 
    How to blend standards based grading and your district policies; How to help students buy into standards based grading;How you can track standards in a standards based grading classroom;What does a student’s mark in a course really represent? and,How do I help students NOT erase their work?

    Resources: 
    Make Math Moments Academy
    Courses: 
    Assessment For Growth [Course] 
    How To Transform Your Textbook Into A Curiosity Machine [Free Video Course] 
    Classroom Resources: 
    Make Math Moments Units & Tasks


    Are you a district mathematics leader interested in crafting a mathematics professional learning plan that will transform your district mathematics program forever? Book a time to chat with us!


    Please help new listeners find the show. Leave a rating or review on your platform. 
    Empower Your Students (and Teachers) Using A Professional Learning Plan That Sparks Engagement, Fuels Deep Learning, and Ignites Action!https://makemathmoments.com/make-math-moments-district-mentorship-program/ 

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Assessing Beyond Right & Wrong - An Interview with Tom Schimmer

    Assessing Beyond Right & Wrong - An Interview with Tom Schimmer

    Today we speak with an independent education author, speaker, and consultant from Vancouver, BC. Over the course of his career he has been a classroom teacher, school administrator, and district level leader. Tom is an internationally recognized leader and expert in the areas of assessment, grading, RTI, and educational leadership.
    In our discussion we’ll discuss which assessment practices are timeless and which are transformative and why knowing this matters in the classroom; why assessment must drive every decision we make in the classroom from planning our lessons to designing our classroom rules; and how to use effective feedback that drives learning forward. 
    You’ll Learn: 
    What do you want your grades to say or represent? The greatest and worst invention for grading in education;Which assessment practices are timeless and which are transformative and why knowing this matters in the classroom. Why assessment drives every decision you make in the classroom from planning lessons to creating your classroom rules; How we can help our students have productive emotions in math class; The difference between stress and pressure and how can we design our assessments to minimize the negative effects of pressure; How to use effective feedback to drive learning forward. Resources: 
    https://tomschimmer.com/ 
    Assessing Beyond Right & Wrong [2021 Make Math Moments Virtual Summit session]

    • 1 hr
    Hold Off On Grabbing The Wheel - A Coaching Moment

    Hold Off On Grabbing The Wheel - A Coaching Moment

    In this episode, we’re excited to bring back two of our past educator guests for a discussion about supporting teachers through instructional coaching. We spoke with Jess Michalchuk back in Episode 169 on the topic of Building Math Moment Makers and we spoke with Lana Steiner in Episode 143 on How To Effectively Capture Observations and Conversations; two very highly regarded episodes!
    Today we get insight from both Jess and Lana on best practices on building trust, empathy, and positive mindsets when educators and coaches collaborate together to Make Math Moments with their students everyday. 


    You’ll Learn: 
    Tips for how to be the guide instead of grabbing the wheel in a coaching relationship; How empathy is a necessary skill not only for teachers, but for coaches;Why having the right coaching intentions in mind is necessary for a productive mentor/mentee relationship; and, What you might consider if you’ve been hesitant to reach out to an instructional coach in your district. 

    Resources: 
    Episode 143: How To Capture Observations & Conversations in Math ClassEpisode #169: How Do You Create A Math Moment Maker?Make Math Moments Problem Based LessonsPlease help new listeners find the show. Leave a rating or review on your platform. 
    Empower Your Students (and Teachers) Using A Professional Learning Plan That Sparks Engagement, Fuels Deep Learning, and Ignites Action!https://makemathmoments.com/make-math-moments-district-mentorship-program/ 

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

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101 Ratings

101 Ratings

mglmin ,

Pushing you to dig deeper about how you teach!

I have been listening to Jon and Kyle for years now. I put the podcast on for insights and to get inspired to dig deeper about how I teach. Sometime I fall asleep to it hoping I wake up with a different mindset in the morning LOL. This is a must for anyone that wants to help students/anyone move forward in Math!

CarmCox ,

Has changed my teaching practice!

I have listened to EVERY episode of this podcast, and it has changed my teaching practice. I especially love the episodes with Peter Liljedahl. Keep up the great work!

happymather1234 ,

Best math pd around

This podcast has been so helpful in changing the way I teach math.

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