In a recent conversation with my sister, we both expressed frustration that my niblets’ (i.e., children of my sibling) 3rd grade teacher had yet to recognize February as Black history month. This is unacceptable. Students should learn about Black history throughout the year. It is an integral part of understanding history and current social issues. … More Black history month & mathematics
Fall 2020 has been an unusual semester. My future teachers and I have spent the last few months exploring possibilities for mathematics teaching (online!) during a global pandemic, a national movement for racial justice, and a divisive presidential election. At times it has been difficult to focus on mathematics teaching and learning, but in other … More Key ideas about math & science teaching
During this time of uncertainty and anxiety, you might find information is really valuable. In looking for information, you’ve likely come across a lot of numbers. Take a look at these recent headlines: Mathematics provides one way of making sense of what is going on in the world right now, but, as always, it is … More Mathematics & Covid-19
Some fabulous mathematics education scholars have recently signed a contract to publish a book of HS mathematics lessons grounded in contexts of social injustices. They are soliciting sample lessons to be considered for the book. If you’re interested in submitting a lesson, you can find more information here. The deadline is in July 16!
Interested in learning more about ways to help every student reason and make sense of mathematics? The Global Math Department‘s newest webinar will explore at least NINE equitable math teaching strategies with Dr. Marilyn Strutchens. REGISTER HERE About This Webinar In this session, we will focus on strategies that have been shown to help each and … More Equitable Teaching Strategies: Webinar
CPM Education program sponsors an Academy of Best Practices for novice teachers (5 years experience or less). Applications are due May 1, 2018. You do not have to use the CPM curriculum in order to apply. This is a great opportunity for mentoring and networking with teachers from around the country. Check it out! http://cpm.org/abp/ … More Apply for the Academy of Best Practices
Do you teach Black girls? If so, check out this webinar with Dr. Nicole Joseph from Vanderbilt. Dr. Nicole Joseph introduces a new developing idea related to Black women and girls and mathematics achievement. Specifically, she unpacks a new intersectional intervention that she has coined Black Feminist Mathematics Pedagogy or BlackFMP. BlackFMP is a Black … More Exploring Black Feminist Math Pedagogy as Intersectional Intervention
Free Minds, Free People is a national conference presented by the Education for Liberation Network that brings together teachers, young people, researchers, parents, and community-based activists/educators from across the country to build a movement to develop and promote education as a tool for liberation. The conference is a space in which these groups can learn … More Free Minds, Free People proposals due January 27, 2017!
Find more details here from Rethinking Schools. Teachers 4 Social Justice Conference Free! Saturday, October 8, is the venerable Teachers 4 Social Justice Conference, held every year at Mission High School in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission district. The theme for this year’s conference is “Teaching for Social Justice—Intersections of Teaching and Power.” Rethinking … More Connect with other social justice educators at conferences this fall
The next Free Minds, Free People will take place in Baltimore, MD, July 6 – 9, 2017! Mark your calendar, start organizing to participate, and spread the word! And just to give you a taste, check out the video highlights from 2016 in Oakland!