41 episodes

Inside Our MIND is the flagship podcast of MIND Research Institute.

We are a neuroscience and education social impact organization whose mission is to ensure that all students are mathematically equipped to solve the world's most challenging problems. We are the creators of ST Math, a PreK-8 visual instructional program that builds a deep conceptual understanding of math through rigorous learning and creative problem solving.

With each episode of Inside Our MIND, we take a look at issues and challenges facing education that we are working to address through research, technology and strategic initiatives.

Learn more about our work at mindresearch.org, and about our transformative math program at stmath.com.

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    • 4.6 • 8 Ratings

Inside Our MIND is the flagship podcast of MIND Research Institute.

We are a neuroscience and education social impact organization whose mission is to ensure that all students are mathematically equipped to solve the world's most challenging problems. We are the creators of ST Math, a PreK-8 visual instructional program that builds a deep conceptual understanding of math through rigorous learning and creative problem solving.

With each episode of Inside Our MIND, we take a look at issues and challenges facing education that we are working to address through research, technology and strategic initiatives.

Learn more about our work at mindresearch.org, and about our transformative math program at stmath.com.

    What is the Science of Learning Math?

    What is the Science of Learning Math?

    Listen in to our interview with Nigel Nisbet, a rock musician, AP Physics and AP Computer Science teacher who did a tour of duty in an all-girls school, plus a specialist who devotes his time to reaching into the structure and beauty of mathematics and discussing the “science of learning math” from many angles. Nisbet who is currently the VP of Content Creation at MIND Education mentions how teaching modalities have changed and how learning has had to delve into facts of how people learn and the neuroscience of it all. He mentions a lot of the important mechanisms within the subject of math that are being addressed with advanced technology and what it means. LeiLani points out these important things that the software can do that human teachers find difficult such as true personalization for each point of potential student struggle, followed by Nisbet discussing how the “science of” is developed to manage this positively while still involving the teacher for certain particular human interactions to leverage expertise and emotional connection which causes better learning.

    • 37 min
    Actionable Learning through Engagement

    Actionable Learning through Engagement

    What is actionable? What is real engagement? LeiLani discusses these things, and a novel definition of equity with Dan Tracy from MIND Research Institute. Dan’s triple threat as a teacher, coder and trainer, makes this podcast discussion an interesting reveal on how to approach instruction – especially the subject of math.

    • 25 min
    5 Ways to Accelerate Math by Doing

    5 Ways to Accelerate Math by Doing

    A discussion with Ki Karou about the challenges of teaching today. Karou introduces five areas that the science of learning have identified as key to students’ doing – and how those are aids to accelerating learning, including the awesome capability of helping learners potentially jump through multiple grades to catch up in little time. Listen in to learn about things the neuroscience has uncovered including “self belief,” “schema building,” and more.Ki Karou is the Senior Director of Product Content at MIND Research Institute, where he leads a team oflearning and game designers, artists and mathematicians. Ki has been designing neuroscience-driven ed tech solutions for over a decade and is widely published and a top speaker in the edtech industry.

    • 26 min
    Accelerating Math Learning through the Science of Math

    Accelerating Math Learning through the Science of Math

    In this episode of the Learning Leadership Society Podcast, Host LeiLani Cauthen speaks with Nigel Nisbet, Vice President of Content Creation at the MIND Research Institute. Nisbet shifts the question from ‘How should I teach,' to ‘How do they learn?’ It’s a profound difference which helps you to focus on optimal learning methodologies, and to gain an understanding of the Science of Math.

    • 25 min
    Dimensions to Math Equity

    Dimensions to Math Equity

    In this episode of the Learning Leadership Society Podcast, Host LeiLani Cauthen speaks with Twana Young, Vice President of Curriculum and Instruction for Mind Research Institute. In addition to access, Young explains that there's also agency and power and identity and belonging, and those are all part of the different dimensions of equity, especially around mathematics. As Mind Research Institute builds out content and curriculum, they are thinking about the opportunities for agency, and who has the power. It is a fascinating look at equity through a different lens.

    • 21 min
    Inspiring Math Learning through the Science of Math

    Inspiring Math Learning through the Science of Math

    Host LeiLani Cauthen speaks with Jay Flores, Global STEM Ambassador, and founder of Invent the Change. “If our youth aren't loving math, or at least somewhat excited by it and challenged by it in positive ways, then they're going to have trouble with those problem-solving skills and navigating through ordinary life in the future,” said Flores. This is a fascinating look at the value of mathematics and STEM in the world of Emergent Bilinguals.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Cobalt Thoughts ,

MIND’s Mission, Research, and Drive

I’ve enjoyed listening to Inside Our MIND to not only get to know the people who are passionate about brining research-based innovation to students’ learning, but also to better get to know the ways in which MIND is impacting student learning across educational, social, and community platforms. Your student-focused work really dives into the problems facing students and educators and implementing strategies and projects that are geared toward solutions rather than merely buzz-worthy attempts. Across the variety of avenues in which students and teachers get to interact with MIND programs, researchers, thought-leaders, and support teams, I get a sense that everyone at MIND is centered around a core mission that you live-out each day. I’ve seen JiJi help students thrive on curiosity, and this podcast has helped me understand all of the moving parts, research, and most of all, the drive it takes to create and share these resources with more students. What an incredible impact MIND is having, creating solutions with the students in mind, and instilling confidence in them to learn by working through challenges rather than avoiding them.

n-merritt ,

Great Minds!

Excellent first episode. Looking forward to more deep dives into EdTech topics.

JKidd1989 ,

Valuable Perspective

Great first episode! Can’t wait for more. Valuable perspective on what's going on in the world of EdTech today.

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