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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

Assessing Beyond Right & Wrong - An Interview with Tom Schimmer

7/11/2022
Today we speak with an independent education author, speaker, and consultant from Vancouver, BC. Over the course of his career he has been a classroom teacher, school administrator, and district level leader. Tom is an internationally recognized leader and expert in the areas of assessment, grading, RTI, and educational leadership. In our discussion we’ll discuss which assessment practices are timeless and which are transformative and why knowing this matters in the classroom; why...

Duration:01:00:19

Hold Off On Grabbing The Wheel - A Coaching Moment

7/4/2022
In this episode, we’re excited to bring back two of our past educator guests for a discussion about supporting teachers through instructional coaching. We spoke with Jess Michalchuk back in Episode 169 on the topic of Building Math Moment Makers and we spoke with Lana Steiner in Episode 143 on How To Effectively Capture Observations and Conversations; two very highly regarded episodes! Today we get insight from both Jess and Lana on best practices on building trust, empathy, and positive...

Duration:00:47:26

Misconceptions About Teaching Students Who Struggle With Math

6/27/2022
Do you have students who struggle with math in your classroom? How can we get them to take the earbuds out and actually put in effort in our classes? On today’s episode we talk to Juliana Tapper from CollaboratEd and cover misconceptions about teaching students who struggle with math plus get some actionable tips about how to get these students more engaged. Juliana taught Algebra 1 and Math Intervention at high schools in South Central Los Angeles, East San Jose, and Denver - and had a 3...

Duration:00:39:44

Helping Parents to See The “Why” In Math Class - A Math Mentoring Moment

6/20/2022
In this Where Are They Now? episode, we speak with Tom Marker, a 6th grade teacher from Ohio. Tom is back to update us on how he has progressed moving students away from relying on algorithms towards reasoning and applying strategies when solving problems. After an update from Tom, you’ll hear the current pebble knocking around in his shoe as he seeks to find balance when it comes to the expectations he holds for students in his classroom and how he can help the parents at home better...

Duration:00:41:15

How To Create An Authentic Math Class

6/13/2022
In this Math Mentoring Moment Episode, we speak with Jonathan Lind, a high school math teacher currently teaching at an American school in Qatar! Over his career, he has been working to build a more authentic math classroom starting with assessment as he leverages the power of problem solving and communication.. This is a Math Moment Maker Reflection episode where we talk with a member of our fantastic community who is working hard to continue reflecting and refining their practice to Make...

Duration:00:40:29

Make Restorative Moments: Our Summer Rejuvenation Guide

6/6/2022
It has been a long school year for those in the Northern Hemisphere! Whether you are already off on summer break like our friends in the Southern States of the U.S. or whether you’re eagerly looking to the end of June like our Friends here in Canada, the time to rest, reflect and recharge for the next school year is upon us. In this episode, we will dig into some of the most impactful learning we have engaged in throughout this school year and offer some ideas for how you can not only...

Duration:00:51:22

Ensuring Equitable Supports for Students – An Interview with Tashana Howse

5/30/2022
In this episode, we sit down for a chat with Dr. Tashana Howse, an associate professor of mathematics education at Georgia Gwinnett College. With over 22 years in mathematics education, Tashana has a wealth of experience teaching in the high school classroom and now helps to develop the teachers of tomorrow through preservice teacher education courses. Stick around as we dive into Tashana’s Make Math Moments Virtual Summit presentation topics involving how we can ensure equitable supports...

Duration:00:44:21

How To Reach More Students After Two Tough Years

5/23/2022
As we continue another school year during this pandemic, educators everywhere are asking themselves: 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 problem solving or should I just teach with direct instruction? What resources can I use so that I cover the curriculum and still teach deep learning? Let’s take a deep dive into what we can do to reach more students and reduce our own teacher stress and anxiety at...

Duration:01:01:02

Guided Math & The Make Math Moments 3-Part Framework - An Interview with Christine Michalyshen

5/16/2022
Today we speak with Christine Michalyshen, a math consultant in Winnipeg, Manitoba. As a mathematics consultant for the Frontier School Division, Christine shares her experiences early in her career as she struggled to meet the needs of her diverse student population with a wide range of mathematical readiness. After learning about Laney Sammons work with Guided Math, Christine dove in and is now the only accredited Laney Sammons Guided Math Consultant in Canada. Stick around as we learn...

Duration:00:50:51

The Imperfect and Unfinished Teacher - An Interview With Chase Orton

5/9/2022
In this episode of the Making Math Moments That Matter Podcast, we sit down with fellow Math Moment Maker, Chase Orton. Chase is a self-proclaimed “Imperfect and Unfinished Math Teacher” and today, we sit him down to talk about exactly what that means. The Imperfect and Unfinished Math Teacher is actually the title of Chase’s brand new book where he offers a vulnerable and courageous grassroots guide that leads K-12 math teachers through a journey to cultivate a more equitable, inclusive,...

Duration:00:53:16

What’s On YOUR Worksheet and How Are You Using It?

5/2/2022
In this episode Jon & Kyle outline their experience using worksheets. You’ll hear them outline different styles of worksheets while giving you insight on how to design them to maximize student thinking. You’ll learn when you should use a worksheet, what types of problems should go on the worksheet, and when you should ditch the worksheet altogether. You’ll learn: The types of problems/questions should go on your worksheet and what you should avoid; How to ensure your worksheet supports all...

Duration:00:47:59

Debate Math: A Hotdog Is A Sandwich

4/25/2022
In this special episode Kyle & Jon highlight and showcase one of their favourite new podcasts: Debate Math Podcast! Recently in episode 4 of the Debate Math Podcast Jon and his daughter Lucie went head-to-head against Kyle and his daughter Taliah to debate: Is a hotdog a sandwich? In this cross-posted episode you’ll hear the two hosts of the Debate Math Podcast, Chris Luzniak and Rob Baier skillfully pose questions that prompt some insightful thinking as well causing some fits of...

Duration:00:53:19

Making The Consolidation Count - A Math Mentoring Moment

4/18/2022
In this Math Mentoring Moment Episode, we speak with Jeremy Sarzana, a high school math teacher at a Vocational High School in Boston, Massachusetts. Jeremy has been putting all kinds of great pedagogical practices into play including students working in randomized groups to engage in problem based lessons and is having success. However, when it comes time to consolidate the lesson, the student participation quickly fades. This is another Math Mentoring Moment episode where we talk with a...

Duration:00:48:34

Using Curiosity to Engage Students With Abstract Concepts - An Interview With Elana Reiser

4/11/2022
Today we speak with University Professor, author and former Making Math Moments That Matter Online Workshop participant, Elana Reise. Elana joins us today to chat about how we can leverage curiosity to engage students in solving abstract mathematics - in particular, mathematical proofs! Join us for a great conversation with Elana where we discuss her initial hesitation to get into mathematics education and where it has taken her to advocate for the inclusion of a course on mathematical...

Duration:00:42:55

Experience First, Formalize Later - An Interview With Sarah Stecher

4/4/2022
Today we speak with Sarah Stecher from Grand Rapids, Michigan. Sarah has experience teaching courses from Geometry all the way through to AP Calculus in the most diverse public high school in Michigan. She is now the chief lesson designer at Math Medic, a website that provides free lesson plans for teachers, covering the entire high school math curriculum. The discussion today will focus around the teaching model developed for Math Medic -- Experience First, Formalize Later (or EFFL for...

Duration:00:51:08

Warm-Up Worries - What Should A Warm-Up Look Like?

3/28/2022
In this episode, we’re eager to dive into a discussion about the beginning of each and every math class… you got it: Warm-Ups! Stick around and you’ll hear how the Math Moment Maker Community defines and implements warm-ups, why different approaches to implementing warm-ups can be helpful and how you can be a little more choosy with your next math class warm-up in this jam packed episode. You’ll learn: What I should be thinking about when I’m picking or considering using a warm-up;Why...

Duration:00:34:08

Emphasizing Communication In Math Class - A Math Mentoring Moment

3/21/2022
In this “where are they now” episode, we speak with Caitlyn Sloan, a high school math teacher from Georgia is back to update us on how she has managed since sharing struggles to bring a problem based approach to her support students. After sharing the changes she’s made in her approach, we then dig into her most recent focus for her math classroom: communication. How can we emphasize communication so we can build 21st century mathematicians? Listen in to hear some of the ideas and...

Duration:00:48:10

Episode 172: Avoid These Misconceptions to Teach Problem-Based Lessons With Confidence

3/14/2022
In this episode, Kyle & Jon address a few common misconceptions from the Math Moment Maker community around teaching problem-based lessons and units. Stick around and you’ll hear how to find the right balance between what students know and what they need to learn in your lesson; when we should be assessing for learning; how to consolidate a problem-based lesson; and,how to manage the flow of the class when some students complete work quicker than others. You’ll learn: How to find the...

Duration:00:34:02

Division Through The Years - A Session With Yvette Lehman

3/7/2022
Today you’ll hear from Yvette Lehman, an elementary educator from Windsor, Ontario. Yvette is a Primary and Junior Division Teacher Consultant for the Greater Essex County Board of Education and if the name seems familiar then you’re right, we have referenced Yvette’s work numerous times here on the podcast as she’s also a colleague of Kyle’s and a fantastic part of the Make Math Moments curriculum writing team! During this session from the 2021 Make Math Moments Virtual Summit, you’ll hear...

Duration:00:54:57

Shifting From Pre-Teaching To Problem Solving - A Math Mentoring Moment

2/28/2022
Today we speak with Janelle Fortmuller, a grade 5/6 teacher from Alberta. Janelle shares insights, key learnings she had around lesson design and planning in her math class. Janelle shares her transformation from a teacher who pre-taught all the strategies and algorithms to a confident, flexible teacher who engages her students in problem solving every day. This is another Math Mentoring Moment episode where we talk with a member of the Math Moment Maker Community who is working through...

Duration:00:41:53