Episode 70

Sean Nank: Coaching and Leading through Relationships


November 16th, 2022

35 mins 53 secs

Season 3

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About this Episode

Dr. Sean Nank shares about his diverse roles as mathematics teacher, mathematics coach, and journal editor for NCSM's Journal of Mathematics Education Leadership. He provides helpful advice to others interested in leading and coaching, including listening and lingering in the conversation with purpose and empathy. Building relationships is key, whether working with students or teachers. He shares a few strategies he is currently using to help get his students' voices heard, including what he refers to as "blank walls" and "passion project."

Sean Nank’s website: https://seannank.com/

Bolton, R. & Bolton, D. G. (2009). People styles at work…and beyond: Making bad relationships good and good relationships better. AMACOM. https://www.amazon.com/People-Styles-Work-Beyond-Relationships/dp/0814413420

Chapman, G. (2014). The 5 love languages: The secret to love that lasts. Northfield Publishing. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OICLVBI

Sean Nank’s talk “Mathematics Saved My Life” at ShadowCon VI at NCTM Los Angeles 2022 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gk61OxIct2s

NCSM’s Journal of Mathematics Education Leadership https://www.mathedleadership.org/pubtype/journal/

NCSM Coaching Corner - virtual meetings for helping coaches https://www.mathedleadership.org/coaching-corner/

NCSM Virtual Leadership Seminars https://www.mathedleadership.org/pl/leadership-seminars-2022-2023/

NCSM Networking Nights https://www.mathedleadership.org/pl/networking-night/

Coming soon: Empathetic Storytelling to Critically Challenge Educational Structure, edited by Sean Nank & Jackie Murawska