Pushing the Edge: Podcast with Greg Curran

I am supremely honored that Dr. Greg Curran invited me as a guest on his most recent season of his podcast, Pushing the Edge. Greg is an incredibly thoughtful and reflective educator, currently teaching sixth grade in Queensland, Australia. (He has had a wide variety of professional experiences throughout his career!) On Pushing the Edge, Greg interviews fellow educators about issues involving diversity and inclusion, as well as “supporting and uplifting the voices and worlds of those students and communities who’ve been sidelined for far too long.”

You can stream the podcast on Greg’s site, or “wherever you get your podcasts.”

Greg also created this quick guide to our conversation.

Quick Guide

  • Exploring the Seattle Maths K-12 Math Ethnic Studies Framework (2019)
  • Privileging particular names in Maths and erasing others
  • Fibonacci (Leonardo Pisano Bigollo) and Muhammad ibn Musa Al-Khwarizmi and Al-Kindi
  • The devaluing and destruction of Indigenous mathematical knowledge
  • Getting beyond Eurocentrism in Maths curricula 
  • Exploring Young Dark Emu and Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe
  • Beyond the familiar – exploring similarities and differences in mathematic ideas and strategies
  • Exploring Jenna’s blogpost – Why is the Maths teacher here for social studies?
  • Using Slow Reveal Graphs for social justice issues  
  • Exploring Jenna’s blogpost – Accessibility and Inclusivity – Strategies for cultivating mathematical thinking for all learners
  • Planning for access and entry points rather than different learning tasks
  • Exploring the I do, We do, You do teaching approach
  • Intervention groups – who’s usually targeted?
  • What’s important: Answer getting or sense making? 
  • Exploring Jenna’s blogpost – Strategies for Cultivating Mathematical Thinking for All Learners
    • Three Approaches
  • Unsung heroes – Mona Chalaby (Data analyst) and North Eastern University’s Operations Research and Social Justice Lab
  • Twists and Turns segment
  • Closing remarks
  • I Knew I was on the Right Track segment

Episode related links

Slow Reveal Graphs discussed in this episode:

Jenna Laib Blogposts discussed in this episode:

Unsung Heroes Segment:

Additional Blog Posts by Jenna Laib:

Other Resources

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