In this episode, I link up with Liesl McConchie for an in-depth conversation about her personal math journey, the power of brain-based science in Math, and rethinking some popular concepts that have been deemed controversial in certain Math circles. To learn more about Liesl's work, you can visit her website at lieslmcconchie.com or follow her on Twitter (@LieslMcconchie).
BIO: Liesl [LEE-soul] McConchie is a former math teacher with over 20 years of experience training school leaders and teachers across the globe. She has partnered with over 300 schools to implement the science behind what really improves achievement for all students. Whether she is delivering a live-training, speaking at a conference, or doing high-level classroom coaching, educators leave feeling confident and motivated to improve student learning. Liesl brings you the highest quality of research, professionalism, and strategies to improve the learning experience of your students every day. Liesl spent over three years in Denmark studying and working within the Scandinavian school system. She helped create a brand-new school founded on the most impactful pedagogical principles. Part of her involvement there has included designing an entire school-year curriculum on social-emotional learning skills that is a required course for all students. Liesl still travels to Denmark several times a year to deliver trainings to the staff, consult with the leadership team, and provide individual classroom coaching to teachers. The school has been named an Ashoka Change Maker School and has drawn attention from education and political leaders across Europe. Liesl is the co-author (with Dr. Eric Jensen) of the best-selling book, Brain-Based Learning (Corwin Press). She is currently co-authoring Teaching with the Brain in Mind (ASCD), also with Dr. Jensen. This means you get the real science, translated right every time, for better classroom behaviors, greater morale and learning that soars.