44 minutes | Oct 19th 2020

#99: We Don’t Know What We Don’t Know - An Interview With Farshid Safi

Today we speak with Farshid Safi from the University of Central Florida. We reached out to Farshid after his presentation in NCTM 100 Days of Learning. 

In Farshid’s work with educators he helps teachers see how context and connection must take priority above all else. He weaves the mathematical content we have to teach with student identity and their humanness. 

Stick around while we learn how to have conversations about equity with your colleagues, why we need to be generalists instead of specialists and, how can we as educators impact our community? 

What you’ll learn: 

  • How to have conversations about equity with your colleagues. 
  • Why we need to be generalists instead of specialists.
  • Why we need to have a 6 foot view of our teaching and also a 6000 foot view.
  • How can we as educators impact our community? 

Resources: 

Making Sense of Mathematics for Teaching High School - Understanding How to Use Functions - Book

Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World - Book

Outliers: The Story of Success - Book

Sarah Bush - Episode 34

Gerrymandering: When Equivalent Is Not Equal!

Make Math Moments Virtual Summit