We’re diving into Peter Liljedahl’s Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics to think about how we transform our classrooms. We’ll talk about practical take-aways to increase student thinking in classrooms, consider the research - why it’s important how it can help my students - and make connections between this text and some of our current challenges such as building equitable and safe spaces, grading, and how to design for the variability of learners. This is a mathematical adventure you won’t want to miss!
If you have a desire to become a better teacher of students with disabilities, you’ll want to grab a copy of Humanizing Disability in Mathematics Education: Forging New Paths by Paulo Tan, Alexis Padilla, Erica N. Mason and James Sheldon for this season’s book club. We will talk about how we ensure students with disabilities have full access to being mathematics doers and thinkers, broaden our definition of what it means to know and do mathematics, and consider how humanizing mathematics education benefits us all. With practical next steps, lasting take-aways and connections to other texts and ideas - join us as we forge new paths!
For those who are always looking to improve their craft as a teacher but don’t have a lot of time to spend - Cathy Seeley’s Faster Isn’t Smarter contains the right-sized messages to read and discuss with colleagues. We’ve grouped several messages together around distinct themes and will explore how we can address these messages in and out of our math classrooms. Looking to plan ahead? The reading schedule for season 3 is available here. As you speed through this new school year, take a few minutes to listen in and consider how faster isn’t always smarter.