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Episode #25: How Do I Avoid Lesson Flops? [Math Mentoring Moment]

May 20, 2019 | Podcast | 2 comments

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In this math mentoring moment you’ll meet Carol Edlin, a travel bug who entered teaching with a business degree, but over time began teaching math courses. What is she to do when your background is not mathematics and you’re trying to make math moments that matter for all of your students? Stick around while Carol shows some vulnerability when discussing her lessons flops and we’ll whittle away to reveal her real struggle.

You’ll Learn

  • How to plan with more intentionality;
  • How to move from “dipping your toes” to going “all in”; and,
  • How to consolidate learning.

MAKING MATH MOMENTS ACADEMY

YOUR ROADMAP TO AN INSPIRING MATH CLASS

LEARN MORE about our Online Workshop: Making Math Moments That Matter: Helping Teachers Build Resilient Problem Solvers. http://makemathmoments.com/onlineworkshop

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2 Comments

  1. Robin Jones

    Kyle and Jon,
    This is the first podcast I have taken the time to listen through, as I am not a novice teacher and have coached teachers for several years in math. My objective in listening to this particular podcast was to gain some bullet points on lesson prep. Instead, I found myself learning how to do a better job coaching. You both spent a lot of time having the teacher walk you through what she remembered and why she came to the conclusions she did. You did not rush to provide solutions, though she asked several times in various ways. Instead, you kept probing for more information. You very gently brought her around to the need to complete the tasks herself before giving them to students. Even in the end, the big take away she gave was her need to find a specific task. Again, you met that need first, before coming back around to suggest that completing the task as many ways as possible with the end in mind, would up her success. You were able to assess your coaching success when she shared her idea of using her 9th grade son as a guinea pig. Thank you for a great example of coaching!

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    • Jon & Kyle

      Thanks for reaching out Robin.

      We’ve done some reading on coaching. One of our favourite reads that we apply over and over again is The Coaching Habit. It has so many great tips. When you read it you may even be able to see how we’ve applied it here in this interview.

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