This weekend I found the Black folks making bullet journals on Instagram. [...] Sitting in this experience and trying to process my reaction I was reminded of a time in my classroom where we discussed my own brown skin as it moved across white paper.
A New Course This semester I am teaching MAP4C: Foundations for College Mathematics, Grade 12. Here's the course description (emphasis added to reflect my enthusiasm) "This course enables students to broaden their understanding of real-world applications of mathematics. Students will analyse data using statistical methods; solve problems involving applications of geometry and trigonometry; solve financial… Continue reading The Thing That Twitter Built
A few years ago, in graduate school, I read a study about teacher contact in the classroom that had a powerful impact on me. The findings weren't new to me, but unlike most research that I had been reading at the time, the data came from Ontario classrooms like mine. The researchers found the following:… Continue reading Teacher + Researcher: How I Engage in Self-Study
I offer you a story about a student who asked me a very unexpected question and how I tried to make the most of this teachable moment.