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S3.Ep 1 Developing Positive Mathematical Mindsets

This month, I connected with one of my former students, Taylor Montgomery, to discuss her her love of mathematics connects to her current work and how her identity affects her work. Taylor recently achieved the honor of being the 1st Black women to earn a Master's of Science in Biokinesiology from USC. She is an … Continue reading S3.Ep 1 Developing Positive Mathematical Mindsets

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Creating Spaces for Black Girls

This month I speak with three educators whose stories have contributed to their purpose for working with Black girls and their educators to create spaces where Black girls are centered and celebrated. The three educators joining me in the conversation are Dr. Carolyn Strong, Deborah Peart, and Jacqueline Smalls. Dr. Carolyn Strong, a previous Black … Continue reading Creating Spaces for Black Girls

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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

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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

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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

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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