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RCSD Thinks

RCSD Thinks

By RCSD Thinks
A podcast dedicated to sharing stories, ideas, and experiences with Building Thinking Classrooms.
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Episode 10 - Becoming the Math Teacher I've Always Wanted to Be w/ Sarah H
Sarah Hognestad (@Ms_Hognestad) joins Dean and Kyle to chat about her use of #ThinkingClassrooms in her French Immersion grade 6/7 classroom. The Shephard Problem video mentioned can be found here: https://youtu.be/kibaFBgaPx4.  Following Dean (@vendi55) and Kyle (@webbkyle) on Twitter to keep up with the latest episodes of #RCSDthinks.
56:56
May 17, 2022
Episode 9 - English Language Learners in Thinking Classrooms /w Karen Quiroz-Norman
In this episode of RCSD Thinks, we chat with Karen Quiroz-Norman (@KQuirozNorman), Multicultural & Multilingual Consultant with RCSD. Karen shares her insights as an EAL (English as an Additional Language) expert and shares some of the wonderful learning she has seen in classrooms that have implemented #ThinkingClassrooms. Ultimately, Karen lays out why the Thinking Classroom practices are so valuable for classrooms with students who are still learning the language. Please excuse some of the background noise from students - this episode was recorded after school next to Dean's passionate e-sports club. 
48:55
May 13, 2022
Episode 8 - Adventures and Insights on The Thinking Classroom /w Kirsten D
In this episode of RCSD Thinks, we interview Kirsten Dyck (@KirstDy) from Prairie Spirit School Division (just outside of Saskatoon, SK). Her teaching assignments are generally focused on middle years/junior math and workplace math.  In addition to her teaching position, she also works in her division as a Numeracy Facilitator. Kirsten shares her journey and provides so many insights on developing and supporting a Thinking Classroom.  We hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did. Check out http://bit.ly/SKmathtasks for an RCSD database of K-12 math task activities.
48:43
April 22, 2022
Episode 7 - Fostering Thinking Classrooms w/ Kyle Webb
In this episode, Dean chats with Kyle about how #ThinkingClassrooms has taken off in RCSD. They discuss professional development, supporting teachers, math data collection, and how Thinking Classrooms can deepen students' understanding of math.  Connect with us on Twitter: Kyle (@webbkyle) and Dean (@vendi55), #RCSDthinks
40:54
April 14, 2022
Episode 6 - A High School Perspective of The Thinking Classroom /w Jeremy S
In this episode, we had the great pleasure of chatting with an amazing math counterpart from Regina Public Schools, Jeremy Sundeen (@jsundeen, email). He teaches Foundations, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus at Sheldon Williams Collegiate and works with pre-service math teachers at the University of Regina. Jeremy has always been a fan of inquiry based math lesson and using the #ThinkingClassroom in his classroom was a natural fit. 
33:24
April 03, 2022
Episode 5 - Growing in Thinking Classrooms /w Meagan Lane
Have a listen to this episode of RCSD Thinks as we interview RCSD's own Meagan Lane (@_meglane).  Maegan shares her experience with the Thinking Classroom. Check out http://bit.ly/SKmathtasks for an RCSD database of K-12 math task activities.
26:18
March 16, 2022
Episode 4 - Dean's Journey So Far with Thinking Classrooms
Dean and Kyle have a chat about Dean's journey to date with the Thinking Classroom.  Check out http://bit.ly/SKmathtasks for an RCSD database of K-12 math task activities.
40:29
March 11, 2022
Episode 3 - Trauma-Informed Thinking Classrooms w/ Sophie Bresciani
Have a listen to this episode of RCSD Thinks as we interview Grade 5/6 Teacher Extraordinaire Sophie Bresciani (@mssophielong).  Sophie shares her experience with the Thinking Classroom and how it works well with the Trauma-Informed Classroom.  The episode is a bit long, but packed with so much you'll want to revisit many times. We hope to have Sophie back on at a later date to continue the conversation :-) So worth the listen. Here are a few resources Sophie shared on The Trauma-Informed Classroom WEBSITES: Starr  Commonwealth Course Understood.org     – A great introduction to Trauma Informed Resilient Classrooms Child Mind Institute – How Trauma Affects Kids in School Mind Body Green Mental Health – The Four Trauma Responses BOOKS: Kids These Days – Dr Jody Carrington The Body Keeps the Score – Bessel Van Der Kolk What Happened to You? – Oprah Winfrey How To Heal Your Inner Child – Simon Chapple Decolonizing Trauma Work – Renee Linklater (haven’t read it yet – waiting delivery!)  Check out http://bit.ly/SKmathtasks for an RCSD database of K-12 math task activities.
52:46
February 13, 2022
Episode 2 - "It's the climb" w/ Maegan Giroux
Have a listen to this episode of RCSD Thinks as we interview RCSD's own Maegan Giroux (@MaeganGiroux).  Maegan shares her experience with the Thinking Classroom. Check out http://bit.ly/SKmathtasks for an RCSD database of K-12 math task activities.
45:07
January 16, 2022
Episode 1 - Interview w/ Peter Liljedahl, Author of Building Thinking Classrooms
Check out our inaugural episode of RCSD Thinks as we interview Building Thinking Classroom's Author Peter Liljedahl.  It's was a great conversation.  Check out http://bit.ly/SKmathtasks for an RCSD database of K-12 math task activities. 
44:41
December 29, 2021
Episode 0 - Meet Dean and Kyle
We are excited about sharing stories from the Thinking Classroom and other best mathematical practices here on RCSD Thinks. In this episode, Kyle and Dean introduces themselves and what they hope to do on this podcast. Check out http://bit.ly/SKmathtasks for an RCSD database of K-12 math task activities. Connect with us on Twitter: @webbkyle & @vendi55
25:10
December 27, 2021