Dr. Nicole M. Joseph is an assistant professor of mathematics and science education in the department of Teaching and Learning at Vanderbilt University. She is also the founder of the Tennessee March for Black Women in STEM, an event held every fall which seeks to bring together the Tennessee community to raise awareness of the gendered racism, Black women and girls experience in STEM. She spoke with host Maria Zavala in December, on the topics of advocacy, her new research lab, and her new book project.
The Joseph Mathematics Education Research Lab (JMEL)
Books she has edited:
Interrogating Whiteness and Relinquishing Power: White Faculty’s Commitment to Racial Consciousness in STEM Classrooms (Peter Lang) https://www.peterlang.com/view/title/22727
Understanding the Intersections of Race, Gender, and Gifted Education
An Anthology By and About Talented Black Girls and Women in STEM (Information Age Publishing)
You may know Robert Berry from one of his many roles in the field of mathematics education, to name a few: his award-winning middle school mathematics teaching, his research on standards-based mathematics learning and the M-SCAN, his past presidency of NCTM, and the recent publication of a book he co-edited entitled "High School Mathematics Lessons to Explore, Understand, and Respond to Social Injustice." Dr. Berry joined TODOS Live on December 1 to give a talk on Dismantling Microagressions in Mathematics Classrooms. In this episode of the podcast, we share snippets of his talk from TODOS Live and an interview with host Maria Zavala.
Follow the link from our website to his talk, https://www.todos-math.org/todos-live
Or explore more at our TODOS Live! Vimeo Channel https://vimeo.com/user56336191
Here is a link to a research paper describing the M-SCAN, which is referenced towards the end of the interview: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/282326656_The_Mathematics_Scan_M-Scan_A_Measure_of_Standards-Based_Mathematics_Teaching_Practices
High School Mathematics Teacher and Washington Ethnic Studies Now Secretary Director Shraddha Shirude joins host Maria Zavala for a discussion on her mathematics origin story, what it means to teach mathematics for/with ethnic studies, and how teachers can learn more about the ethnic studies frameworks they are developing. More information at https://waethnicstudies.com/
This episode Maria chats with Just Equations' new Mathematics Educator in Residence, Francesca Henderson. They talk about Francesca's love of mathematics, experiences as a teacher and administrator, her passion for social justice, and other topics relevant to our current distance learning crisis and beyond. Be sure to follow her work at justequations.org
Register for the webinar on Nov 17 12:00 p.m. PT called Social Justice Math in Action here: https://justequations.org/resource/social-justice-math-in-action-webinar/
This episode we talk with the lead authors of the recent TODOS Blog post on voting, voter rights and suppression, and new considerations for voting in the time of COVID. Thank you to Dee Crescitelli, Juan Gerardo, Silvia Llamas-Flores and Carlos LópezLeiva.
Read the entirety of the blog post at https://www.todos-math.org/the-todos-blog
How do teachers and families work together towards educational change, utilizing organizing traditions? Melissa Adams Corral, a teacher from Texas who is now in graduate school at the Ohio State University, and who has a background in community organizing, shares her perspective and experiences with us on how to approach genuine collaboration with parents – particularly parents from historically marginalized populations.
Read an article she wrote for the Heinemann blog on organizing parents for educational change:
And read her chapter in the NCTM published Annual Perspectives in Mathematics Education, 2018: https://www.nctm.org/Store/Products/Annual-Perspectives-in-Mathematics-Education-2018/
Link to TODOS Commentary Papers including the one on parents as Educational Partners here: https://www.todos-math.org/statements
Today our guests are the guest editors of a new two-part special issue of Teaching for Excellence and Equity in Mathematics (TEEM)on multilingual learners in mathematics classrooms. Zandra de Araujo, Sara Roberts, Craig Willey and Bill Zahner as the talk about the new research articles, translanguaging, and the connections between teaching mathematics to multilingual students and current debates on immigration.
Resources mentioned in this episode:
English Learners in the K-12 Mathematics Classroom: Review of the Research
What will the 2020-2021 school year be like? What are teachers looking forward to, worried about, hoping for their students' families and communities? In the second of a 2-part episode, 2 Spanish dual-immersion elementary school teachers share their thoughts as their school years begin. This episode is primarily in Spanish.
Frank Lara, San Francisco Unified School District (California)
Sonia Girón, Albuquerque Public Schools (New Mexico)
There's a part in this episode where Frank shares how his filters on zoom work. Images at the doc linked below:
What will the 2020-2021 school year be like? What are teachers looking forward to, worried about, hoping for their students' families and communities? In the first of a 2-part episode, 3 high school mathematics teachers share their thoughts as their school years begin.
Ana Miguel, Coachella Valley Unified (California)
Lisett Sierra, Salt Lake City Schools (Utah)
Schavion Smith, Fairfax County Schools (Virginia)
We end our first podcast season with a topic that is on all of our minds: relationships! How do we search for and cultivate meaningful professional relationships as mentors or mentees? What does it mean to decolonize the mentor/mentee relationship? Briana Rodriguez of Los Angeles, CA was a mathematics high school teacher prior to her move, and is currently a doctoral students and advisee of Dr. Kari Kokka at the University of Pittsburg, PA. They reflect on their advisee/advisor relationship with each other, and what is means to build meaningful relationships with students in high school classrooms.
Links to learn more about the research and activism of Dr. Kokka: www.karikokka.com