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58 minutes | May 3, 2021
Pam Harris and Math is Figureoutable!
Pam Harris joins Math Knights for a high energy interview. She speaks to us about her math mission to inspire students and teachers to think beyond traditional algorithms and make math “Figureoutable.” After listening to this episode, take a look at Pam’s website and check out all the great resources and opportunities for educators. https://www.mathisfigureoutable.com
12 minutes | Apr 19, 2021
“Don’t Give Up the Ship!”: Approaching the State Assessments in 2021
Recently, states announced that state assessments will be administered in the spring of 2021 as we continue to meet the challenges of a global pandemic. However, “Don’t give up the ship!” In this episode, I share 3 tips to help you remain true to your commitment to students and the culture that has inspired them all year.
9 minutes | Apr 9, 2021
Lessons in Problem-Solving from the Champ
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN! Welcome to this week's episode, where we learn about solving math problems from The Greatest! Muhammad Ali taught us to "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee" and rumble with problems. Ali's approach to boxing fits our Math Knights approach to Rigor as it pertains to Conceptual Understanding, Procedural Skills and Real World Problem-Solving. Let's get ready to RUMBLLLLLLE!!!!! Ding! Ding!
33 minutes | Mar 26, 2021
Round Table Discussion: Co-Teaching with Ali Chapman, Laurie Corradetti and Kate Small
In this episode, I am joined by Kate Small, Learning Coach specializing in Inclusive Practices. Kate and I interview Ali Chapman and Laurie Corredetti. Ali and Laurie are a co-teaching pair from Oak Park Elementary School in North Penn School District in PA. The team dives into their strengths as a co-teaching pair. They discuss how their roles work and have evolved since the pandemic. They also share current challenges, ideas in "Beta", and total victories so far in the 2020-2021 school year. Kate asks questions of the team and provides her valuable insights into their work. If you need to lift your spirit, just give these awesome educators a listen. Their energy is inspiring.
16 minutes | Mar 20, 2021
Making Sense of Problems and Persevering in Solving Them
Do you wish to make your students better problem-solvers by making sense of problems and persevering through them? Then, this is your episode. Join us as we take a deep dive into Standard Math Practice #1 to find the big ideas from this very importance practice. Be ready to write down your take aways and share them with us on #MathKnights on Twitter. Below, you will find some other helpful resources from our discussion. I look forward to connecting with you and discussing how we can empower our Math Knights to conquer problems. Standards Math Practice # 1: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP1/ Situation Types: https://achievethecore.org/page/932/situation-types-for-operations-in-word-problems
13 minutes | Mar 12, 2021
Ask Math Knights: How Do I Plan for Rigor?
Mathknights, This week's segment we look to answer the question of how to plan for Rigor. We explore what rigor is and what it ins't. I share 3 suggestions on how teachers can plan for rigorous math instruction and learning. I would love to hear what other Math Knights have to say about how they incoprorate rigor into their teaching practices. Ron
29 minutes | Mar 1, 2021
Math Knights Round-Table with Michele Falco and Ainsley Fay-Merkl
Math Knights Michele Falco and Ainsley Fay-Merkl join the podcast for a round-table discussion. They share their current challenges, ideas still in “beta”, and total victories so far this school year. Feel free to continue the conversation with us on Twitter at #MathKnights.
36 minutes | Feb 22, 2021
Classroom Spotlight: Interview with Alex Milione
Alex Milione is a 4th Grade teacher in the North Penn School District. Alex shares her ideas on student competency and building relationships with her students. Alex's students have grown in their confidence and competence while learning online. I hope you enjoy this conversation during our new segement...Classroom Spotlight.
30 minutes | Feb 15, 2021
Would You Rather Math: An Interview with John Stevens
Author, Instructional Coach and Math Advocate John Stevens joins us to talk about how to engage and assess students in different learning environments. John also gives us some insight on “Would You Rather Math” and how to create opportunities for discourse in your class. We are always honored to have John work with us. Find out more about “Would You Rather Math” at https://www.wouldyourathermath.com . Check out some of these other resources authored and co-authored by John: “Table Talk Math”: https://www.tabletalkmath.com “The Classroom Chef”: https://www.classroomchef.com
19 minutes | Feb 9, 2021
Your Compass and Your Anchor
In his Ted Talk about The Golden Circle, Simon Sinek makes an argument for organizations to lead with their "Why." In this Math Knights episode, we will explore our "Why". As we weigh the needs of preparing our students for post-secondary life beside the impact of the pandemic on our current learners, our "Why" will serve as both our anchor and our compass. Join us as we secure ourselves against the uncertanties that lie ahead, while plotting our course to navigate theses waters successfully with our WHY. References: “A Significant Number of U.S. Adults Lack Basic Math Skills.” American Institutes for Research, 12 Nov. 2015, www.air.org/resource/significant-number-u-s-adults-lack-basic-math-skills. Simon Sinek: How Great Leaders Inspire Action | TED Talk.” Ted Talks, uploaded by TEDxPuget Sound, 1 Sept. 2009, www.ted.com/talks/simon_sinek_how_great_leaders_inspire_action?language=en. Kerns, Gene, et al. “The Making of How Kids Are Performing.” Vidyard, uploaded by Renaissance, 1 Nov. 2020, videos.renaissance.com/watch/hQ4fqzAkwZ92Ch1UnAvQwt?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiWXpFeU1HUTROREF5TUdZeCIsInQiOiJlQmpSSUVmTWNhMDE0UmpcL3BkVE15bTUweCtDblNVRWhhRWdjXC81Q1VndGNzQURuRHhOQU05MVQybFYrNUFpS09BVUdyTTJPaTJ0YkZtejlIVkk0bVwvcVdqU0dCV1E5alZjS2E2QVhOMlRXOG1zSFNQZlY4VFBRcXVOUnFrbVwvS2UifQ%3D%3D.
13 minutes | Nov 10, 2020
Stay Agile by Creating Foundational Practices
Welcome to Season 3 of Math Knights. We are excited to be back to action. In this episode, we discuss 3 ways to create some foundational practices so you can still remain agile to meet your needs and your students’ needs in any teaching environment. Establishing your LMS, conducting breakout sessions, and strategically using your digital math resources can help you to get a foothold on teaching and learning, while trying to adapt to virtual, hybrid, and face to face environments.
15 minutes | May 18, 2020
Personalize Your PD with Podcasts
Podcasts are a great way personalize PD to fit your busy lifestyle. They are available 24 hours a day , 7 days a week and contain the latest information from experts who share your passions interests and goals. I will also share some of my top preferences for podcasts to get you started. Feel free to click on the link below to share a video message with us about Personalizing your PD with Podcasts. You may also leave a message about topics you would like us to explore on future episodes. We look forward to learning with you. https://anchor.fm/MathKnights/message
18 minutes | Mar 16, 2020
Global Math Task: An Interview with Heidi Samuelson
In this episode, we speak with our special guest Heidi Samuelson. Heidi is a 4th Grade teacher of Math and Science from Western Tennessee. She is an Apple Distinguished Educator and the co-creator of Global Math Task. Heidi shares her journey as a global educator and informs us about how we can get our students involved in participating in more meaningful Math experiences through Global Math Tasks. After listening to the podcast, check out the resources below and get your classroom connected with Global Math Task. Global Math Task: http://gmttc.blogspot.com/ Heidi’s Blog: http://swampfrogfirstgraders.blogspot.com/ Global Math First Grade Twitter Challenge https://twitter.com/hashtag/gmttc1 Global Math Second Grade Twitter Challenge https://twitter.com/hashtag/gmttc2 Global Math Third Grade Twitter Challenge https://twitter.com/hashtag/gmttc3 Global Math Fourth Grade Twitter Challenge https://twitter.com/hashtag/gmttc4 Global Math Fifth Grade Twitter Challenge https://twitter.com/hashtag/gmttc5 Global Math Sixth Grade Twitter Challenge https://twitter.com/hashtag/gmttc6 Global Math Task 24 Flipgrid Challenge https://twitter.com/hashtag/gmttc24
23 minutes | Nov 8, 2019
Interview with Robert Kaplinsky
Robert Kaplinsky is a Math educator, consultant and advocate. He travels the country working with schools and educators to transform the way we learn Math. Robert is the creator of Observe Me and Co-Founder of the Open Middle. Robert is also the Author of the book “The Open Middle: Mathematics Problems That Unlock Student Thinking, 6-12.”
9 minutes | Sep 13, 2019
The Math Knights’ Big Three
In this episode, we will discuss the 3 Big Ideas in Math Knights. Mathematical Mindsets, the Standards of Mathematical Practice and the Shifts in the Common Core can give all educators insight on how to create a meaningful Math experience for our young Math Knights.
31 minutes | Jun 11, 2019
Math Recess: Interview with Sunil Singh
Join us as we talk with Sunil Singh, co-author of the book Math Recess. Sunil discusses math in terms of play, struggle and even failure. He shares his passion for children to find their joy for Math. You don’t want to miss a minute of this inspiring conversation. You can connect with Sunil on Twitter @Mathgarden.
17 minutes | Apr 22, 2019
A Conversation with John Stevens.
Educator, Author, & Blogger John Stevens joins us on the Math Knights podcast. John will talk about the books he has authored as well as a number of valuable resources including "Would You Rather Math". Most importantly, John gives advice to educators looking to manage the number of possible resources and how to best use them to shift Math instruction. Don’t miss this great discussion. Check out our show notes and the resources discussed at http://npmathknights.weebly.com .
29 minutes | Apr 12, 2019
Achieve the Core: A Discussion with Barbara Beske
Barbara Beske, Senior Mathematics Specialist from the Student Achievement Partners, is this week's special guest on Math Knights. The Student Achievement Partners created the Achieve the Core website to support teachers in delivering meaningful and equitable learning experiences for all despite racial, ethnic, or socio-economic barriers. Barbara will discuss the importance of the Shifts in the Common Core in Mathematics, while providing us with insights on how to utilize a number of Achieve the Core resources. After listening to the discussion, please use the following link to access the resources mentioned in our discussion: http://npmathknights.weebly.com
17 minutes | Apr 6, 2019
Transform Your Test Prep Into a More Meaningful Learning Experience
Test prep can slow down learning and cause undo stress before state assessments. In this episode, we will talk about transforming your Test Prep into more meaningful learning experiences by following 3 important tips. Related Link: https://achievethecore.org/page/932/situation-types-for-operations-in-word-problems
9 minutes | Mar 29, 2019
Taking Problem-Solving to New Levels with Abby Mazzoni.
Abby Mazzoni shares a problem-solving project that has taken her students across the curriculum and across the country. She integrates problem-solving, map skills, research skills, public speaking, technology and a global audience into her classroom.
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