Across all of my research I seek to better understand students’ meaningful learning of mathematics and the nature of supports for that learning. Lately I’ve been playing with new framings of ideas, pushing the boundaries of my comfort zone. Below is a list of my current projects (and the stage they are in, last updatedContinue reading “Current Projects.”
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.”
Meaning involves… Creation. Interpretation. Connection.
Where does it come from?
I create. I express. I meditate. I am.
To harness the creativity.
And propel it forward and out.
To give life to ideas.
Grounded in love.
Writing is a practice that must be cultivated through dedicated practice.
Do you see that? Do you see how I was stuck, and how I turned to writing as a release and way to make sense of my experience?
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.
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.”
January 24, 2018 I teach, I learn. My first born turned 6 years old today. I dedicate this post to him, Focusing on both what I am teaching, and what I am learning. I teach kindness, and self-regulation. I learn vulnerability and excitement. I teach discipline and self-care. I learn playfulnessContinue reading “I teach, I learn.”