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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

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    • 4.9 • 97 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 Make The Most Of Virtual Conferences + An Announcement!

    How to Make The Most Of Virtual Conferences + An Announcement!

    On today’s episode, we’re excited to dive into how to make the most of the VIRTUAL conferences you attend including how to avoid “death by webinar”!
    We’ll also be diving into some strategies on how to be more picky when selecting your session plus how to stay more engaged while you’re in them. 
    Finally we’re excited to make a BIG announcement that we know the Math Moment Maker Community is going to love.


    You’ll learn: 
    How you can make the most of the virtual conferences you attend including how to avoid “death by webinar”; How to be more picky when choosing your sessions; and,We are excited to make an announcement that you’re going to love.

    Resources: 
    https://makemathmoments.com/summit 
    Doug Clements https://makemathmoments.com/episode103 
    https://makemathmoments.com/episode133/ 
    https://makemathmoments.com/grade-9-de-streamed-math/ 
    https://makemathmoments.com/episode15/ 

    • 37 min
    What To Do When You’re Doubting Your Teaching Approach - A Math Mentoring Moment

    What To Do When You’re Doubting Your Teaching Approach - A Math Mentoring Moment

    That there is Christa Amezcua from Mexico! Christa is a middle school teacher and comes on the show today to talk about what we should do when you’re doubting your teaching approach and strategies. 
    We chat with Christa about a recent interaction she had with a colleague that left her feeling a bit inadequate and we help her focus her efforts so she can build her confidence so she can continue to Make Math Moments
    This is another Math Mentoring Moment episode where we talk with a member of the Math Moment Maker Community who is working through a common math class struggle. Together, we’ll brainstorm some possible next steps and strategies to overcome them. 


    You’ll Learn: 
    How to Convince Colleagues Making Math Moments is Worth it? Why having a partner to share your thinking is absolutely necessary. What data should we look at to feel confident with our teaching methods. Resources: 
    Make Math Moments 3-Part Framework GuidebookProblem Based Lessons & Units of StudyThe Make Math Moments Academy

    • 38 min
    How To Reach More Students After The Toughest Year Ever

    How To Reach More Students After The Toughest Year Ever

    As we start/continue another school year during this pandemic we might find ourselves asking: What should I focus on most? How can I help my students get ready for the next grade level? Do I have time to teach through activities or should I just teach with direct instruction? What resources can I use so that I cover the curriculum and still teach deep learning? 
    As we are both practicing educators they have been asking themselves that all summer and have prepared this webinar event to help you answer those exact questions.
    [This episode is a recording from their free webinar] 
    You’ll learn: 
    Where you fit on the “math class lesson spectrum” and how you can use it to help your students succeed by learning math through sense making; After teaching a year in the pandemic where should we go now, where we should focus our learning; How to find the right balance between a “back to basics” and a “sense making” tug of war; The concept that holds your students back the most and what you can do to address their needs; and, How to help students develop a sense of their own mathematical identity and feel more confident in math class. Resources: 
    https://makemathmoments.com/tasks/
    https://makemathmoments.com/proportions/

    • 1 hr 16 min
    What We’ve Learned About Spiralling

    What We’ve Learned About Spiralling

    Jon & Kyle share insights on their journey with spiralling their math lessons over the last 8 years. They dive into what spiralling is, why you should consider this structural change in your classes, and how they changed to this model from their mostly traditional approach to math lessons. 
    You’ll also learn what they changed along the way in their journey as well as how to get started so you can save valuable time and maximize this approach. 
    You’ll Learn: 
    How spiralling can help you and your students learn math at a deeper level; How you can get started with spiralling;How you can build retention with your students so the learning sticks; What are the pitfalls of spiralling and how you can avoid them. Resources: 
    https://makemathmoments.com/tasks/ HOW WE LEARN: THE SURPRISING TRUTH ABOUT WHEN, WHERE, AND WHY IT HAPPENS By Benedict CareyMake It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning Hardcover – by Peter C. Brown  (Author), Henry L. Roediger III (Author), Mark A. McDaniel  (Author)Spiralling Mini-Course: https://makemathmoments.com/spiralling-guide/  3 videos to check out and downloadable pdfs to get you startedEpisode #40: How Do I Know When To Proceed Or Pivot My Plan? – [Math Mentoring Moment]Episode #42: How Do I Spiral My Math Standards Without Spiralling Out Of Control! [Part 2 of A Math Mentoring Moment]

    • 39 min
    When is drill and kill appropriate in my math class? - A Math Mentoring Moment

    When is drill and kill appropriate in my math class? - A Math Mentoring Moment

    We’re speaking with David Alewine in this Math Mentoring Moment Episode. David is home-schooling his twin 6 year olds and doing a fantastic job at weaving different curriculums and resources together to reach his kids and help them with what they need most. 
    David shares his story of how he chose to home-school, the benefits and drawbacks that he faces, and he’s seeking advice from Jon and Kyle about how and when to include “Drill and Kill” lessons! 
    This is another  Math Mentoring Moment episode where we talk with a member of the Math Moment Maker Community who is working through struggles and together we brainstorm possible next steps and strategies to overcome them. 
    You’ll Learn: 
    When is drill and kill appropriate in my math class? How do I structure my math blocks when home-school teaching. How can I help my children learn math and still love math! Resources: 
    The Good and the Beautiful → https://www.goodandbeautiful.com/ 
    Doug Clements & Julie Sarama → https://learningtrajectories.org 
    Cathy Fosnot’s Episode → https://makemathmoments.com/episode24 
    Dr. Nicki’s Newton’s Episode → https://makemathmoments.com/episode62 

    • 53 min
    How To Capture Observations & Conversations in Math Class

    How To Capture Observations & Conversations in Math Class

    On the podcast today we speak with Lana Steiner about all things assessment! Lana is from the Horizon School Division in Saskatchewan and she’s been working with teachers to deepen their assessment strategies to learn how to capture and rely on observations and conversations in the math classroom. 
    Stick with us and you learn How teachers can rely on their professional judgement to assess students; why Steven Leinwand says “4 Is The Magic Number” When Assessing; why starting with assessment will shift your teaching strategies! Why using analytical rubrics can shift your assessment and teaching practices.
    You’ll Learn: 
    How teachers can rely on their professional judgement to assess students. Why Steven Leinwand says “4 Is The Magic Number” When Assessing. Why starting with assessment will shift your teaching strategies!Why using analytical rubrics can shift your assessment and teaching practices.How starting your planning process with assessment first can help you teach for deeper. conceptual understanding. Resources: 
    A Saskatchewan Mathematics ResourceGrowing Success Document Dylan Wiliam’s WebsiteLana’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/LanaSteiner4 

    • 39 min

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I love listening to this while on my walks. I look forward to Mondays to catch the latest episode. I have been a listener since the beginning and always find some takeaway (if not more) even after 130+ episodes, to put into practice or share with my colleagues. Keep those episodes coming Kyle and Jon! 👍🏻

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