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.
||CleanInfinite Insights Episode 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|
||CleanInfinite Insights Episode 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|
||CleanInfinite Insights Episode 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|
||CleanInfinite Insights Episode 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|
||CleanInfinite Insights Episode 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|
||CleanInfinite Insights Episode 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|
||CleanInfinite Insights Episode 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|
||CleanInfinite Insights Episode 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|
||CleanInfinite Insights Episode 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|
By teachers, for teachers
Each episode Maggie and I discuss a math education article or research paper so regular teachers don’t have to. In addition to discussing the main points of the article, we also make sure to connect it to the actual classroom...making sure to be relevant to teachers.
Episodes are about 25 minutes long, so teachers can listen to the episode during their prep period...and still have time to pee.