Kyle and Dean are joined by Dr. Gale Russell (@GaleForcedWinds), a professor of Mathematics Education at the University of Regina. Gale shares her insights on building a Thinking Classroom and how Peter Liljedahl’s work has influenced her teaching of pre-service teachers. She also talks about the importance of creating a safe and inclusive learning environment for students.
Listen in as we discuss some of the barriers and misconceptions we face when trying to change how math is taught, mathematical safety, assessment in math, and how mathematics is so much more than what we typically teach.
Learn more about Dr. Gale Russell and her research interests here: Dr. Gale Russell, University of Regina
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Books mentioned in the episode:
- Necessary Conditions by Geoff Krall
- Grading From the Inside Out by Tom Schimmer
- Ungrading: Why Rating Students Undermines Learning (and What to Do Instead) by Susan D. Blum
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