Category Archives: philosophy

I threw all of my units out the window.

So I’m noticing a trend. it seems like every few years I have an epiphany that causes me to blow up my teaching and rethink what I’m doing in a major way. Case in point, six years ago I flipped my classroom and … Continue reading

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My experiences at the Exeter Mathematics Institute

For three and half days this week, I had the opportunity to participate in the Exeter Math Institute. It took place at the Spence School, an illustrious independent school on the upper east side. I’ve visited the school on a … Continue reading

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On the intersection of being White and being a math teacher

Two of the books that I read this summer, Why are the All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria by Beverly Daniel Tatum and Blindspot by Mahzarin R. Banaj and Anthony G. Greenwald, utterly blew my mind.  So while the summer … Continue reading

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Why we’re better together (crosspost)

*This post was originally published on the Teacher Voices blog at mathforamerica.org. It was co-authored by myself and the awesome Courtney Ginsberg. Teaching is the most complex job in the world. We shape the future. We motivate students, deal with ever-changing … Continue reading

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On my journey and the mathematicians beyond white dudes initiative

At the end of last school year, I did a lot of soul-searching. In the midst of finalizing where I was going to teach beginning this year, I found myself reevaluating many of the core values that I held as a teacher. … Continue reading

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