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Making Math Moments That Matter

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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!

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!

Location:

Canada

Description:

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!

Language:

English

Contact:

5195519599


Episodes

I’m a Math Support Teacher and Feel Trapped. HELP! - A Math Mentoring Moment

6/7/2021
Today we speak with Caitlyn Sloan, a high school geometry teacher who is currently in the role of leading a math support class for students who require additional support. In this conversation, you’ll hear Caitlyn reflect on her challenge to stay true to her investigative, problem based approach to teaching mathematics given that her students have been pre-taught to mimick the rules, steps, and procedures. Listen in to see how she might be able to bridge the gap! This is another Math...

Duration:00:49:59

Teaching Math At A Distance - An Interview with Theresa Wills

5/31/2021
Today we speak with Theresa Wills, the author of the new book Teaching Math At A Distance. Theresa is an assistant professor of mathematics of education at George Mason University and a past middle school math teacher. Stick around to hear how to run math routines online with success, optimal strategies for engaging students online, how we collaborate online in meaningful ways, how we can use the 5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematical Discussion in an online space, and...

Duration:00:40:55

Leveraging Cultural Capital In The Math Classroom - An Interview with Thomasenia Lott Adams

5/24/2021
Today we speak with Thomasenia Lott Adams from the University of Florida --- Go Gators! Thomasenia is a mathematics teacher educator/researcher with numerous accolations for teaching and the work she does with pre-service teachers. We speak with Tomasenia today about how we can use students’ cultural capital to empower learning, why promoting student voice is so important in math class, and why increasing the number of meaningful “touch points” in math class helps amplify student...

Duration:00:50:14

What is Efficiency In Math Class? - A Math Mentoring Moment

5/17/2021
Today we speak with Tom Marker, a 14 year veteran sixth grade teacher from Ohio! Tom reached out to us to tackle the big struggle of trying to convince his students to avoid rushing to standard algorithms and instead value strategies that can be more meaningful outside the classroom. 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...

Duration:00:56:13

Math With The Brain In Mind - An Interview with Liesl McConchie

5/10/2021
Today we speak with Liesl McConchie! Liesl is a former math teacher with nearly 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 as well as co-authored two books on brain science and learning. In our discussion we learn the answers to what is brain-based learning and why we need to use it in our teaching; why there’s no such thing as a...

Duration:00:48:43

How A Rockstar Found His Calling To Teach – A Math Mentoring Moment

5/3/2021
Today we speak with Jason Garner, a veteran teacher of 13 years and currently teaching 5th grade. Jason has been diving deep into changing his classroom over the last year. He’s taken the Making Math Moments That Matter Workshop and is currently applying what he’s learned with great success. He chats with us about how to take his learning to the next level. This is another Math Mentoring Moment episode where we talk with a member of the Math Moment Maker Community who is working through...

Duration:00:54:37

Episode 127: How A Rockstar Found His Calling To Teach - A Math Mentoring Moment

5/3/2021
That there is Jason Garner, a veteran teacher of 13 years and currently teaching 5th grade. Jason has been diving deep into changing his classroom over the last year. He’s taken the Making Math Moments That Matter Workshop and is currently applying what he’s learned with great success. He chats with us about how to take his learning to the next level. This is another Math Mentoring Moment episode where we talk with a member of the Math Moment Maker Community who is working through struggles...

Duration:01:00:05

My Students Aren’t Engaging and Struggling! What Do I Do? - A Math Mentoring Moment

4/26/2021
Today we speak with George Garza - a high school teacher who strives to make a difference in his students' lives is struggling with engagement, pacing, and reaching his students who are falling behind. In this conversation you’ll hear George reflect on his practice and realize where he needs to focus his efforts. Stay with us to hear his epiphany! 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...

Duration:00:50:54

Why Diagnostics Should Drive Your Instruction - An Interview With Kat Hendry

4/19/2021
Today we speak to Kat Hendry a teacher from Jon’s hometown of Kingston Ontario! Kat has shown her passion for MANY areas of mathematics education, however in particular, she’s very keen on the importance of diagnostics and descriptive feedback in math class and has been digging into why we need to focus more attention in this area. Stick around and you’ll learn: how to start your journey to implement diagnostics and descriptive feedback effectively without keeping up at night worried with...

Duration:00:49:13

5 Reasons Your Students Give Up On Word Problems and How To Fix It

4/12/2021
Do you find students give up too easily when working on math problems that are unfamiliar? Do you find yourself stuck pre-teaching concepts to students BEFORE they have a chance to truly engage in the problem solving process just so they can “get through the problem”? Our constant pre-teaching of concepts is just one of the reasons students struggle with word problems and throw their hands up in frustration. In this episode, you’ll learn 5 reasons students struggle with word problems and...

Duration:00:33:47

Growing Your Assessment Practices - A Where Are They Now Math Mentoring Moment with Nathan Vaillancourt

4/5/2021
In this episode we catch up with Nathan Vaillancourt who was on episode 28 of the podcast. This time around Nathan unpacks where he was in his journey the last time we spoke and the progress he’s made since then. He also shares how he’s transitioned to more of a standards based grading practice to help him with instruction and the creation of assessments. This is another Math Mentoring Moment episode where we chat with a teacher like you who is working through some problems of practice and...

Duration:00:46:14

Building Flexibility: An Interview With Michelle Rinehart

3/29/2021
This is Michelle Rinehart from HowWeTeachMath.com. Michelle is an innovative educational leader who pushes us to take action to empower female students to take risks, encourages us to add math talks to our daily routines, and how you can shift your practice in manageable ways. You’ll Learn: How to empower female math students to become risk takers. Why math talks are necessary for high school students, not just elementary students. How to shift your practice in manageable ways;...

Duration:00:46:16

Leading Equity - An Interview with Sheldon Eakins

3/22/2021
Today we speak with Sheldon Eakins from The Leading Equity Center blog and podcast. Sheldon L. Eakins, Ph.D. is an accomplished K-12 educator and administrator. He has taught at the elementary, middle, and high school levels during his career in the states of Florida, Louisiana and in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. We speak with Sheldon today about how to be a culturally responsive educator, how to avoid giving all of your students a red pair of size 8 high heels; and why discipline needs to...

Duration:00:50:40

How Do I Engage My Students When The Math Is Abstract? - A Math Mentoring Moment

3/15/2021
In this mentoring moment episode we speak with Adam Love; a first year teacher from Myrtle Beach South Carolina. Adam shares what his first few weeks have looked like in his classroom. Like many teachers he wonders how to generate curiosity and engagement around abstract math concepts in senior classes. 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...

Duration:00:47:47

Pre-Service Parallels: An Interview with Erica Heinzman

3/8/2021
Erica Heinzman joins us to discuss important aspects of pre service programs for math educators. She highlights the importance of humanizing mathematics and how those big ideas help define how a teacher structures their classroom. Stick around while Erica helps you see the parallels of teaching pre service teachers and teaching our own students. You’ll Learn: How we can transform secondary mathematics classrooms to be a place of human endeavour and life-affirming; How teaching pre-service...

Duration:00:47:48

Two Formative Assessment Techniques You Should Stop Using!

3/1/2021
Hey there, In this episode we’re sharing two assessment strategies that are widely used every single day in math classes everywhere that we should stop using. These two strategies hinder our goal of building a math classroom that allows all students to think and access to mathematics! Stick with us and you’ll learn: two assessment practices you need to stop using and what you can do instead You’ll Learn: Resources: https://makemathmoments.com/tasks https://makemathmoments.com/afg Full...

Duration:00:45:35

How To Engage Students While Teaching Remotely - A Math Mentoring Moment

2/22/2021
We’re speaking with Danitte Kozai today about how to prevent that student who shows up to your online class for attendance and then disengages and walks away from the computer. We’ll brainstorm with Danitte on how to engage students while teaching online through the use of low floor high ceiling tasks. 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...

Duration:00:49:59

How to Use Mindfulness to Change Trajectories - An Interview with Christina Lincoln-Moore

2/15/2021
Christina Lincoln-Moore an innovative Constructivist educational leader who is tenacious and profoundly dedicated to mindful project-based learning to engender formidable mathematics identities. She is currently an Assistant Principal as well as a featured speaker focused on the humanization of mathematics for traditionally marginalized students. Her professional presentations include the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and...

Duration:00:48:10

What Routines Make Your Day? - An Episode From the Math Moment Community!

2/8/2021
In this episode we hear from the members of the Math Moment Maker Community. Numerous educators share daily routines that we teachers use to keep us healthy, loving our jobs, or frankly just keep us sane in this crazy time. You’ll hear about morning routines to kick start their day; routines to use in the classroom to spark discussion and thinking; and routines that end those tiring days! You’ll Learn: Resources: Miracle Morning Book Atomic Habits Book Full Problem Based Lessons &...

Duration:00:40:34

How Do I Catch Up My Absent Students Without Jumping To The Procedure? - A Math Mentoring Moment

2/1/2021
Today we speak with Adrianne Burns - a middle school math coach and interventionist from Wisconsin. During our chat with Adrianne, we discuss a challenge that is on her might right now and we’re sure is on yours too! What issue are we talking about? Well, that HUGE issue of student absenteeism and what we can do to help students who’ve missed that problem-based lesson that sparked curiosity and fueled the sense making in the rest of your students. This is another Math Mentoring Moment...

Duration:00:50:41