For a while now, perhaps ever sense I was introduced to a “lab” model of scientific and education research, I’ve wondered, what is a lab? How do I build my own “lab”? In working on this, I came to the following conclusions: I am the leader of my own lab. My lab is focused onContinue reading “Dr. Nicky. The Scientist.”
Category Archives: Education
Vulnerable, and listening.
Lately I’ve found myself in vulnerable spaces. Of my own design. Opening myself up to uncertainties. Of uncharted territory. Asking new kinds of questions. Seeking connections in new and deeper ways. Looking to really feel something. And when I look into someones eyes, to really see them. With a quest of better understanding how theyContinue reading “Vulnerable, and listening.”
Research and practice: representational fluency
Linking research and practice through video sketchnotes. My aim is to support meaningful math learning.
Making sense of experience.
What is at the intersection of mindfulness and mathematics?
Meaning involves… Creation. Interpretation. Connection.
Where do teachers find good math resources?
I asked google this query “math websites for teachers to use in the classroom?” and this is what they told me: In doing some reasearch, I learned that some of what they show is “programmed” into the way Google runs it’s queries. Their goal is to find the sites that help answer the question thatContinue reading “Where do teachers find good math resources?”
Advocating for what matters.
It is time to take a stance. To let your voice be heard. What matters to you? Be aware of it. Share your ideas with others. And do something about it.
As a teacher.
May 23, 2016 I find myself in the role of a teacher. I have learned to find beauty in all that I see. Yet when others are faced with dissatisfaction, with fear or with anxiety, they are clouded, unable to see. Pulled from the presence. How then, do you teach others to embrace love.Continue reading “As a teacher.”
Student thinking as a source of insight.
One powerful lens that I find fascinating and incredibly rich is to take the stance of a student. Based on interacting with a student–listening to what they say, watching intently as the do, draw, or create something–and ultimately wondering, based on what I know about this student (history), the context we are in (situation), what mightContinue reading “Student thinking as a source of insight.”
I gaze, I wonder.
Monday January 15, 2018 I gaze, I wonder. As a little part of my soul Cries, another part Celebrates. Celebrates a time that once Was, and now has past. Will I go on living my life Present, past, and future Or will I learn to live more fully In the now To become more aliveContinue reading “I gaze, I wonder.”