In Episode 30, Adrienne Williams described the pillars of white supremacy culture and how they present themselves in schools. In this episode, Math Specialist, Megan Morin, builds on that conversation by sharing how the pillars show up specifically in mathematics teaching and learning and how consciousness is necessary to achieve equity in math class. Whether you are a teacher, coach, or school leader, this one’s a can’t-miss.
Summary & Highlights:
In this episode, Chrissy interviews Megan Morin, an elementary math specialist working in the Southwest Region of Denver Public Schools. In their conversation, Megan shares:
why it’s important to recognize the pillars of white supremacy culture in mathematics
experiences that helped her begin to shift her mindset and teaching practices, with the goal of equity
why the belief that mathematics is objective is false, and a call to look at mathematics differently
the distinction between “effective teaching” and “equitable teaching,” and the reason consciousness is necessary for math educators to cultivate
several resources math educators can leverage as they move towards antiracism (linked below)