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ROUNDING UP: SEASON 1 | EPISODE 10 Take a moment to think about the students in your most recent class. What assets do each of them bring to your classroom, and how might those assets provide a foundation for their learning? Today we’re talking with Dr. Jessica Hunt about asset-based learning environments. We’ll talk about how educators can build an asset-based learning environments in their...
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ROUNDING UP: SEASON 1 | EPISODE 9 Today on the Podcast, a team of educational leaders from TNTP, an organization dedicated to great teaching, talks about myths surrounding multilingual learners and introduces specific strategies educators can use to leverage their assets and support meaningful understanding of mathematics. More Episodes RESOURCES If you’re interested in more on this topic...
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Meet Sarah Hofmeister What grades do you teach, and/or your title/role? I teach second grade. What school, district or institution do you work for? Location? Baltimore County Public Schools in Maryland. Who inspired you to become an educator? Teachers and school in general inspired me. I've always loved school, so for me, it was a natural transition from student to teacher. What motivates you...
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ROUNDING UP: SEASON 1 | EPISODE 8 Today on the podcast, Pamela Seda and Kyndall Brown, authors of Choosing to See: A Framework for Equity in the Math Classroom talk about what culturally relevant mathematics instruction looks like and identify practical steps educators can take to start this important work in their classrooms. More Episodes RESOURCES If you’re interested in more on this topic...
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Rounding Up: Season 1 | Episode 7 Today on the podcast, we’re talking with Dr. Kendra Lomax from the University of Washington about a body of research called Cognitively Guided Instruction and the promise it holds for elementary educators and students. More Episodes Resources If you’re interested in more on this topic, consider the following article for further reading: Cognitively Guided...
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Meet Theresa Schrader What grades do you teach, and/or your title/role? I teach fourth grade math/science. What school, district or institution do you work for? Location? I work in Bethel, Connecticut, at Johnson School. Who inspired you to become an educator? My first grade teacher inspired me at a young age to become a teacher. She made learning fun, helped me when I had trouble reading and...
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ROUNDING UP: SEASON 1 | EPISODE 6 Close your eyes and picture your childhood self learning math in elementary school. What memories and feelings come to mind? When you reflect on those memories, what unspoken messages did you absorb about what it meant to be good at math? And, how did those early experiences with mathematics shape your belief about yourself as a doer of math? Today on the podcast...
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Rounding Up: Season 1 | Episode 5 Whether it’s creating “I can statements” or developing success criteria, there’s no denying that writing learning targets is a part of teacher practice. Today, Dr. Rachel Harrington from Western Oregon University talks about creating powerful and productive learning goals that impact student learning. More Episodes Resources If you’re interested in more on this...
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Rounding Up: Season 1 | Episode 4 Multilingual learners represent approximately 10% of the US K–-12 student population, and they are the fastest growing subpopulation of students in the United States. Today Dr. Erin Smith, a mathematics education professor at the University of Southern Mississippi, talks about ways to position multilingual learners as competent doers of mathematics. More Episodes...
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Rounding Up: Season 1 | Episode 3 Learning to record students’ mathematical thinking might best be described as “on the job training” with a great deal of trial and error and a lot of practice. Today Dr. Nicole Garcia from the University of Michigan talks about the practice of recording student thinking and offers insight on this challenging but crucial practice. More Episodes Resources Recording...
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