Practical advice for math educators to reach every learner, facilitate positive learning experiences for students,
and find balance in their own lives.
Welcome to The Mindful Math Podcast where week by week, host Chrissy Allison brings you the mindset tips, instructional strategies, time-saving tricks, and stories of lessons learned to help you be at YOUR best as an educator so you can serve your students at the highest level.
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Lesson study and problem-based learning have gained national attention over the past several years as promising solutions to American students’ lagging achievement in math. In this episode, you’ll hear from Tom McDougal, who’s at the heart of this work as the leader of Chicago’s renowned Lesson Study Alliance. Through his years of organizing public lessons and leading teachers through analysis of what did and didn’t work, he’s become an advocate of letting students do the real thinking in lessons - and he’ll show you how to do it.
Have you ever asked yourself:
How can I find time for myself as a teacher?
How can I build a classroom community that supports deep learning of mathematics?
What does equitable instruction entail, and what mindsets, opportunities, strategies, and outcomes are necessary to achieve it?
How can I teach in a way that reaches all students, including students who enter my class with a lot of unfinished learning?
What are the most effective ways to increase access to grade-level math and help ‘bridge the gap’?
A big believer in the 80/20 rule, Chrissy wants to help YOU answer this question above all others: Where should I focus my efforts to make the MOST IMPACT on my students’ learning experiences and math proficiency? In short, what actions truly move the needle when it comes to math?
Drawing from her vast experience as a math educator over the past two decades, Chrissy shares practical advice you can use to create a positive math community and reach every learner no matter their starting point -- all while finding balance in your own life.