Breathing in and out, I sit to write as the day closes. One babe just blinked his eyes closed, while another reads. Today has brought both joy and frustration. Compromises and love. I find myself at the end of the day, happy, yet somehow unsatisfied. I have writing projects that need attention. I turn away […]Read More How do you measure a day?
In practicing yoga, the cue to “lead with your heart” often is interpreted to mean shoulders back and down, abdomen in to support a strong core, arms perhaps stretched out like wings or clasped behind your back and down, with heart-center the leading force of your physical movement. (Think of doing a forward fold swan […]Read More Lead with your heart.
Habit forming. March 2, 2018 I’m working on a new habit of opening my computer to continue my writing. I’m working on a new habit of being OK even when I’m in what I sense to be an uncomfortable situation. With bells ringing, trucks beeping, people talking, fans whirring, engines, motors, beings, all conceivably […]Read More Habit forming.
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 updated […]Read More Current Projects.
Linking research and practice through video sketchnotes. My aim is to support meaningful math learning.Read More Research and practice: representational fluency
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.Read More Guided by a sense of purpose.
Today I sat down to write and found myself sketching out ideas for how the ground the revision of a paper. I found myself then re-reading an article on publishing by 3 amazing women in #mathed that further inspired my learning Here is what I am learning about playing the publishing game… Contribution. You have something […]Read More Keys to playing the publishing game.
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.Read More Advocating for what matters.
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 might […]Read More Student thinking as a source of insight.
Facing fears. September 26, 2017 As a writer, one of my biggest fears is rejection. It is human nature to hold in our hearts a longing for acceptance. This inner drive to be seen and heard is in some ways at odds with the nature of publishing. Here, in my free space to […]Read More Facing fears.