How do you cultivate students’ math genius? Through intentional designs for learning that build skills from students’ identities, that grow intellect and criticality, and that spark joy.
What is the work of the antiracist algebra coalition? This post features a zine of our ongoing work, a moment in time to capture our thinking about priorities and directions for action.
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I believe a mechanism to supporting an antiracist agenda in algebra education is to form a coalition of diverse stakeholders who are dedicated to racial justice and committed to learning and taking action to dismantle policies and practices that perpetuate inequities for students’ meaningful learning of algebra.
In a state of being, I notice. I breathe. I experience sensation in my body. I pause to listen to what I need.
Cultivating joy means noticing when I’m joyful, and when I’m not. It means accepting what is, and living with an intention to cultivate joy.
Compassion and curiosity toward self remain key in healing and releasing “monsters” of self-doubt, criticism.
Showing up is important. Not only showing up for other people, but showing up for yourself. Lately, I’ve been showing up for myself by sharing my ideas. By embracing the inevitable vulnerability of sharing something personal–your art– in a way that is open for public critique. Preparing for a presentation to an international audience ofContinue reading “Showing up.”
Learning to listen. To a calling, deep inside. Turning inward to notice. No longer hidden– A desire to connect. With higher purpose. Through expression. Through teaching. Through silence. Through sleep. My dreams bring visions of translations of Sanskrit verses Yet here I am–awakened to the sounds of babes Crying, whining, cajoling me back to awareness.Continue reading “Learning to listen.”
Honoring the here and now. Accepting what is. Accepting what isn’t. Noticing anticipation of what is to come. The could be. Noticing regret of what was. The should have. Come home to witness. Honoring the now. The sweetness of joy tastes sweeter. The depth of frustration grips tighter. The ebb and flow offer relief andContinue reading “Honoring the now.”