By Infinite Insights
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Infinite Insights is a podcast designed especially for all TK-12 math teachers (that includes you elementary teachers!) Every other week Maggie and I share a new math research study or article, we talk it over, bounce ideas off each other, and think about how to implement it in the classroom. Essentially…we do the reading and thinking for you and fit it into a 20 minute podcast episode.
||CleanEpisode 14 – How Teachers Can Continue to Grow||In this episode Maggie and Duane take a break from our current series of examining results from the PISA exam and instead share ideas for how teachers can continue their professional growth. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions,||3/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13 – PISA Question 5||Maggie and Duane continue digging into the OECD report “Ten Questions for Mathematics Teachers…and how PISA can help answer them.” This week we discuss Question 5. You can download the report here… http://www.oecd.||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12 – PISA Question #4||Maggie and Duane continue digging into the OECD report “Ten Questions for Mathematics Teachers…and how PISA can help answer them.” You can download the report here… http://www.oecd.org/publications/ten-questions-for-mathematics-teachers-and-how-||1/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11 – PISA Question #3||In this episode Maggie and Duane continue digging into the OECD report “Ten Questions for Mathematics Teachers…and how PISA can help answer them.” You can download the report here. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions,||1/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpiral Review – Math Anxiety||Today is January 1, 2018. When this blog post and podcast episode is published many of us will still be sleeping off the fun we had last night for New Year’s Eve. Maggie and I have been loving recording our episodes of Infinite Insights and we wanted||1/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpiral Review – UDL||So you got an new fangled smart phone for Christmas? It’s time you subscribe to some podcasts. Start with this episode Maggie and I published back in September, 2017. In this episode we talk about Universal Design for Learning.||12/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10 – PISA Question #2||In this episode, we continue to tackle the huge PISA report found at… http://www.oecd.org/publications/ten-questions-for-mathematics-teachers-and-how-pisa-can-help-answer-them-9789264265387-en.htm We focus on Question #2: Are some mathematics teachin||12/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9 – PISA Question 1||This episode is special because it is our first episode topic that was suggested by a listener. A huge shoutout to our friend Erick Lee (Twitter handle @TheErickLee) who suggested this great report published by OECD. If you are on Twitter,||12/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8 – How to Partner With Your Curriculum||Does using a textbook necessarily mean you are a bad or lazy teacher? NO! Let’s rethink that age-old myth that to be a good teacher one must create or curate everything. It’s time to replace the “Good Teacher Doctrine” with a mindset that views||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7 – Trauma Informed Mathematics||We’re breaking from our normal two-week cycle because Maggie works in Santa Rosa right in the middle of those big fires you likely heard about. We had taken a bit of a break from recording while Maggie’s family packed and readied themselves for a||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6 – Nine Strategies for Motivating Students||Imagine your dream class. What does it look like? What does it sound like? What does it feel to be in such a class? I’m sure we would all have a long list of characteristics of this dream class. Certainly one thing sure to be on our list is MOTIVATED||10/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5 – Math Anxiety and Timed Tests||It is hard to imagine that in this day and age – with all the new brain research, neuroscience, sophisticated studies at hand – that we still have to convince people that math anxiety is a real thing. This reminds me of a true medical story: In 1980||10/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4 – Math is for Girls!||Today women earn 45% of the undergraduate degrees in mathematics (NSF, 2008a), but women make up only 17% of university faculty in mathematics (NSF, 2008b). What causes this decline? In this episode we talk about the article Mathletes: Only for boys?||10/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3 – Number Talks||In this post, we will venture into the world of number talks. We aren’t necessarily focusing on just one article or resource today but we are pulling from several places. We are going to be pulling ideas from Sherry Parrish’s book Number Talks: Help||9/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2 – What is UDL in the math classroom?||As TK-12 math coaches one of the most common questions we are asked is, “What am I supposed to do with my students who are struggling? How do I differentiate for them?” Unfortunately, the answer is always pretty unsatisfying to the teacher: Avoid||9/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1- Use MATH for your Day 1 routines||We’ve been taught to start every school year with getting to know you activities and boring lists of Class Rules (Thou shall nots…) but is is possible to do that using your content? Is is that we are saying to our student inadvertently “Math||8/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing Infinite Insights||Introduction to Infinite Insights You’re a math teacher. You know the deal. You know that they are always coming out with new articles and new research telling us new ways to teach…new ways to think about math education.||8/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Great for Teachers
As a Maths coach I am constantly looking for podcasts to keep me up to date. My ideal podcast is one that offers me something as a coach that I can share with my teachers but would also be a great suggested podcast for the teachers themselves. This is it! It is the perfect length! It is the perfect mix of research and classroom practice! I have binged every episode and can’t wait for the next episode to come out. I have already suggested it to one of my teachers who is trying to grow as a professional. On a personal note... as a Eureka Math district I love the few mentions of that as well (although it is very small so do not let that discourage you if you are not a fan of the curriculum). Please continue the episodes... you have great chemistry!!!
As a teacher (and department chair), it's hard to keep up with all the ideas out there. This podcast is a great way to keep up with current research on my commute, and Duane and Maggie do a great job discussing the ideas to provide more insights into the ideas presented. Thanks guys!
If you teach math at all- this is a podcast for you! Really easy to listen to these two knowledgeable, relatable and entertaining teachers!