Teaching Math Teaching Podcast

Conversations with math teacher educators stepping into the role of teaching math teachers

About the show

Learning to teach math teachers better by sharing advice and expertise from mathematics teacher educators in various roles.

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  • Episode 27: Carrie Cutler and Math Positive Mindsets

    September 17th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  28 mins 16 secs
    clinical faculty, elementary methods, parenting

    Carrie talks about how being a parent of eight children has helped her become a better teacher of math teachers. She describes her journey to today, and offers good advice about being humble, creating routines, and maintaining connections with students.

  • Episode 26: Cathery Yeh: Advocacy in Mathematics Education and Beyond

    September 10th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  31 mins 16 secs

    Cathery talks about family activism, her family co-created their own nonprofit, a community-based Org, Los Alamitos Community United, and they in partnership with ACLU sued their own city. They won a lawsuit against the city's anti-sanctuary policies. In addition, they won the inclusion of ethnic studies curriculum implementation through K-12, as well as a High School graduation requirement. Cathery states that activism has transformed her view of mathematics education.  Cathery also co-authored the book re-imagining the mathematics classroom and talks about that. 

  • Episode 25: Lyndsi Hampton, a 5th-grade math and science teacher at Highland Elementary School.

    September 3rd, 2020  |  Season 1  |  35 mins 8 secs

    In our latest TMT podcast, we are talking with Lyndsi Hampton who is a 5th-grade math and science teacher and discusses various ways teachers can connect with students in their classroom, especially right now.

  • Episode 24: Math Ed Podcast: Alternative Field Experiences for Secondary Math Teachers

    August 26th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  31 mins 52 secs
    field experiences, math ed podcast, secondary math

    In this cross-over episode, Sam Otten from the Math Ed Podcast talks with Michelle Cirillo and Kristen Bieda about alternative field experiences for secondary math teachers.

  • Episode 23: Jen Wolfe: Community building, Collaborative learning, and Resilient Teaching

    August 19th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 56 mins

    Listen in as Dr. Jen Wolfe shares a MEGA-Resource that she has put together since her last appearance on the Teaching Math Teaching podcast. In this episode we discuss community building, collaborative learning, technology tutorials, and sample tasks for teaching during COVID-19 and beyond.

  • Episode 22: Tiffany Tynes Curry: Discover voices, Find passion, Rewrite narrative, Create a culture in which everyone has something to contribute

    August 12th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  36 mins 56 secs

    In this episode, Dr. Curry, a former elementary mathematics teacher at Weinland Park Elementary and a current district instructional coach and leader, describes her four goals: Discover voices, Find a passion, Rewrite narrative, and Create a culture that everyone has something to contribute. Her goal is to utilize student voices, utilize their own thinking, as well as their identity.

  • Episode 21: July Summer Book Club - High School Mathematics Lessons to Explore, Understand, and Respond to Social Injustice with Berry, Conway, Lawler, and Staley

    August 5th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  39 mins 22 secs

    Wrapping up the July edition of our Teaching Math Teaching Podcast Summer Book Club with a conversation about the book High School Mathematics Lessons to Explore, Understand, and Respond to Social Injustice with the book's lead authors, Robert Q. Berry III, Basil M. Conway IV, Brian R. Lawler, and John W. Staley.

  • Episode 20: Theodore (Teddy) Chao: Technology, Twitter, and Balance in Teaching Math Teachers with Teddy Chao

    July 29th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  34 mins 20 secs

    Theodore (Teddy) Chao is Associate Professor, in the Department of Teaching and Learning, at The Ohio State University. In the episode we engage in a broad discussion of topics including technology, twitter and maintaining a healthy balance in doing the work of teaching math teachers.

  • Episode 19: Chris Bartlo: High School Math Teacher Discusses Math and Data Science in High School

    July 22nd, 2020  |  Season 1  |  40 mins 20 secs

    Chris is a High School Math and Computer Science teacher. Wilson, his school, is currently the only PPS high school offering a comprehensive Computer Science program. We have a "standard" 4-year program along with many opportunities for independent study/projects. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about what we do here and you are welcome to check out the links to the left to see more of what we do in class!
    Chris also won the Paul Allen Distinguished Educator Award and Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching in 2017

  • Episode 18: Ruth Heaton: Chief Executive Officer at Teachers Development Group

    July 15th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  37 mins 55 secs

    Ruth Heaton is the Chief Executive Officer at Teachers Development Group, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving all students’ mathematical understanding and achievement through meaningful, effective professional development for teachers and school leaders. We discuss TDGs' professional development with Ruth.

  • Episode 17: Nick Wasserman: Connecting Secondary Teaching to Advanced Mathematics

    July 8th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  33 mins 48 secs
    advanced math, connections, secondary math

    Nick Wasserman discusses why and how to connect and embed learning of secondary mathematics teaching practices into advanced mathematics content courses for teachers.

  • Episode 15: Amanda Jansen: Summer Book Club - Rough Draft Math

    June 25th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  44 mins 20 secs

    Wrapping up the June edition of our Teaching Math Teaching Podcast Summer Book Club with a conversation about the book Rough Draft Math: Revising to Learn with the book's author Amanda Jansen.

  • Episode 16: Don Berg: Deeper Learning

    June 18th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  25 mins 18 secs

    Don Berg is the Executive Director of Deeper Learning Advocates, which is on a mission to embed the psychology of learning in K-12 policy so that policy stops undermining learning. His expertise is in the psychology of motivation. It turns out that appropriate motivation is not a nice add-on for learning, it is a fundamental pre-requisite to the kind of learning we all want our children to do. I assume no one actually wants shallow and fake learning.

  • Episode 14: Jackie Murawska: STEM Coaching - Resources & Professional Networks

    June 18th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  21 mins 52 secs
    instructional coach, professional organizations, stem, stem coaching

    Jackie Murawska talks about her position as a STEM Instructional Coach at a school district, along with resources that she has found helpful and the impact of professional networks and organizations.

  • BONUS: Announcing TMT Podcast Summer Book Club

    May 27th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  1 min 21 secs

    Announcing the first ever Teaching Math Teaching Podcast Summer Book Club.

  • Episode 13: Lydia Klespis: Coaching Elementary Teachers during COVID-19

    May 20th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  24 mins 1 sec
    elementary math coach, instructional coach, online coaching

    Lydia Klespis talks about her experiences as an Instructional Coach for math and science at an elementary school. She describes how she continues to support teachers when the school buildings have been closed and instruction moved online.