Celebrating Black Girl Math™

Black Girl Math™ celebrates two years this month with a podcast episode on Kids Math Talk and a featured blog for #BlackWomenRockMath. I appreciated sharing my journey! Black Girl Math has so much to celebrate! Thank you to all of my subscribers and viewers for being a part of the first two years of the … Continue reading Celebrating Black Girl Math™

Wrapping Up 2020

As I opened the holiday cards, I began to receive in the last couple of weeks, I was inspired to share highlights this year because this year was a LOT. Highlight 1--#BlackWomenRockMath is an online "collective of hidden voices in math education" to empower Black women and girls to share their experiences as students and … Continue reading Wrapping Up 2020

More Talk to Create Equitable Spaces

One of the areas where I focus my work is on creating spaces for students to develop learning communities where they can see themselves as capable mathematicians who learn from each other. In a recent webinar, one of the Talk Moves authors, Dr. Nancy Anderson, and I discuss some specific strategies to support teachers who … Continue reading More Talk to Create Equitable Spaces

Back to School 2020

My newly organized remote office space It’s that time of year again! Going “back to school” this year has a different look and feel because of the pandemic. Many school districts made painstaking decisions to either start school online, in-person, or in a hybrid due to the safety precautions based on the number of Covid-19 … Continue reading Back to School 2020

Talk, Talk, Talk, Talk, Talk

Note: This post was originally published in June 2020. Last week I had an opportunity to share my work on how to engage Black students in productive mathematical discourse as part of #NCTM100 Professional Learning series. In the wake of the recent events following the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, I wasn't sure … Continue reading Talk, Talk, Talk, Talk, Talk

Connections Matter 2

My former 4th and 5th grade students playing math games with classmates. In April, more governors decided to close schools for the remaining of the school year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. More closings mean that more schools will be moving to remote learning and more time that learners will be learning at … Continue reading Connections Matter 2