Much of my research has focused on identity and agency of Black boys to understand the ways these boys make sense of, respond to, and participate in mathematics. Identity has to do with how students engage with mathematics, how others perceive them, and how they see themselves as participatory in the space. Agency is seen in the ways students take risks to
Figure 1.1: Shadowing Reflection Wordle
After shadowing multilingual learners, educators often use words like “frustrating,” “insightful,” “cold,” and “enlightening” to describe the experience. Such reflections often become the catalyst for change and a way to disrupt silence on behalf of multilingual learners (MLLs). I like to describe the entire shadowing process
Listen to co-author Dwight Carter talking about thriving through hyperchange on the Leaders Coaching Leaders podcast with Peter DeWitt:
When schools began closing in March of 2020, it was the beginning of one of the most painful episodes in the history of American educators - and it was also one
There is an implicit disconnect in expecting educators who are not engaged in developing their own social-emotional learning (SEL) skills to be able to develop those skills in their students. This problem launched our exploration into what has now become The Daily SEL Leader. As we set
This blog is part two of a series on learning transfer. For more on teaching for transfer, see this first post.
Every time we poll teachers about their highest priority, student engagement tops the list. How can we move beyond “party tricks” and toward self-directed learning? We’ve found five shifts that
How can we enhance the skill, the will, and the thrill of student learning—the trio frequently advocated by John Hattie? Empowering students as questioners is one of the most effective vehicles for advancing this goal. Although the importance of student questions is validated by researchers
Hello there! If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you are one of the hardworking educators we have relied upon to help us navigate education and learning during the COVID-19 Era. If so, I’d like to offer a heartfelt “thank you” to you and your teams.
In addition to
A pedagogy of compliance continues to dominate the majority of American classrooms, particularly at a secondary level, characterized by lecture-style instruction, students in rows looking toward the teacher as knowledge expert, and teachers carrying the cognitive load. This model minimizes instructional conversation between teacher and student and
The world of professional learning for educators, leaders and coaches has reached a level of unprecedented accessibility. Although we tend to groan when thinking about *another* meeting on Zoom, there have definitely been some pros for those of us who may not have been able to travel
Short description: Students do not achieve fluency in mathematics by completing endless pages of basic facts problems. Learn what mathematical fluency really means and how worked examples, math routines, and math games will help your students develop it.
Have you ever googled the phrase ‘math fluency