Professional Learning to Empower Math Achievement
People Over Production: Featured Discussion, COVID-19
In this episode, Dr. Tyrone Howard shares his perspective on the connective role that teachers and schools play within communities, particularly amidst the new and changing realities created by the COVID-19 pandemic. He talks about our current challenges, shines a light on the disproportionate impact of school closures to vulnerable members of our communities, and offers practical ways to think globally and act locally. Join us for an honest, encouraging, real conversation.
Matt Larson, "Find Your 10%"
This month's podcast episode features educator and equity champion, Dr. Matt Larson. Matt shares how incredible teachers along his own learning journey helped him see himself as a learner of mathematics, and describes our role in impacting the positive learner identities of our students. Tune in to hear how decisions about the tasks we choose and the questions we ask make a critical difference for student learning. Matt offers tips for using video and engaging in both the art and science of teaching mathematics, and challenges each of us to find and focus on our 10%.
Dr. Adrian Mims, Sr., “Relationships Matter”
This month’s podcast episode features The Calculus Project founder, Dr. Adrian Mims, Sr. He shares his personal math learning journey and how The Calculus Project is designed to increase the number of students of color and low-income students who complete AP Calculus in high school. Dr. Mims describes the critical role that relationships play in fostering collaborative learning communities and disrupting systemic inequities in education. Tune in to hear how relationships between students, teachers, leaders, and parents impact learning trajectories and make math achievement an attainable reality.
Nicole Bridge and Le’Vada Gray, “You Belong Here”
This month’s podcast episode features Math Solutions teammates Nicole Bridge and Le’Vada Gray sharing their math stories and practical tips for making math classrooms spaces where each and every student belongs. Le’Vada and Nicole discuss how to notice each student through their unique perspectives on what it means to be a person learning mathematics. Check out Le’Vada’s blog, Black Girl Math for recent posts about culturally responsive mathematics teaching and tune in to hear how Nicole and Le’Vada bring their backgrounds and love of learning to teachers and students every day.
Anthony Colannino, “A Learning Mindset”
This month’s podcast episode features educator and champion of learning, Anthony Colannino. Anthony’s contagious passion for learning, growing, asking questions, and finding the most meaningful methods for offering feedback are key components of how he supports teachers and school leaders in operationalizing mindset research. Prior to joining HMH International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE) as a Senior Fellow, Anthony taught fifth grade, served as an elementary school principal in the Boston area, and worked alongside Dr. Carol Dweck at Mindset Works Inc.Looking for more resources to support creating a learning mindset culture, check out "Faster Isn’t Smarter" and "Smarter than We Think" by Cathy Seeley.
Tonya Clarke, Ph.D., "Mathematics and Social Justice"
This month’s podcast episode spotlights educator Dr. Tonya Clarke. As the coordinator of K-12 Mathematics for a large public school system in the greater Atlanta area, Dr. Clarke knows first-hand the challenge of keeping math relevant for the students she serves. In this episode she shares her incredible experience using current events to spark student interest. Join the discussion on how problem-based learning supports students in connecting mathematics, matters of social justice, and their everyday lives.
Great interview with Marilyn Burns. She’s amazing and has so many fascinating stories and reflections. This is a great podcast for math educators everywhere!
Weapons of Math Instruction
I’ve only heard the first two episodes and absolutely love what I’ve heard so far. Looking forward to future episode and learning more about how to grow my practice and understanding teaching and learning mathematics.
Marilyn Burns is my idol
Marilyn Burns’ Math Solutions group organizes and leads this podcast. It’s excellent! The first guest is the guru herself: Marilyn! Get inspired!