This podcast challenges the long-standing norm of a "rows and columns" math classroom where teachers “stand and show” and students “sit and copy”. We feature REAL stories from REAL math rebels and risk-takers who are flipping the math classroom on its head to create an engaging new space where all students have the opportunity to develop into creative problem solvers, critical thinkers, courageous communicators, and life-long learners.
Did you know that it is possible to structure our classroom environment in such a way that it actually guards against forgetting?!? In this episode Cognitive Psychologist, Dr. Bob Hausmann, and master teacher, Erica Buishas, join Kasey to talk about how we learn, the process of building long-term memory, and some practical retrieval practices you can use in your classroom right now to help make student learning stick.
Risk-taking is always predicated with vulnerability, even in the math classroom. If we want our students to jump into rich, mathematical tasks unafraid to take risks, we must first create a space where it's safe for them to be vulnerable… and that starts with, ME, the teacher. In this episode Cassie Martin-Reynolds and Katie Ruff join Kasey to talk about what it really means to be vulnerable, to embrace failure, and to learn to rise.
Aligning Teaching to Learning is all about putting students FIRST. It's about respecting the unique knowledge and experience each student brings to the table and ensuring that everything we do in the classroom is a work toward helping them make connections in the web of mathematical knowledge they're building. Sandy Finocchi and Amy Jones-Lewis understand well what it means to align teaching to learning because they've both done it and they both played a HUGE role in Kasey's transition to putting students first too!
Why do we think math is only worthy of first draft thinking? Janet Tomlinson and Sami Briceno have a combined 50 years experience in math education, but would each be the first to say... they're STILL learning! In this episode we dig into the importance of growth mindset and second chances when it comes to rebelling and risk taking in education. We’ll dig into some amazing insights in Carol Dweck’s Mindset, Jo Boaler’s Mathematical Mindsets, and one of Kasey’s favorite children’s books, The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Squires.
Reggie Revere and Lemario Bland join Kasey to talk about Rebellious teaching; what it means to rebel against the traditional "rows and columns" math classroom, their early journeys to get there, and some practical tips for educators who may be trying to do the same.
In this pilot episode Kasey uncovers the vision behind the podcast. Alongside a critical colleague (and friend), JiLL Swissa, she talks through her own journey of rebellion and shares some of her early risk-taking stories, a few of her countless mistakes, and some impactful lessons learned. Come join our rebellion!