The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me!

I painted this picture (of a picture I found online) a few years ago. It speaks to me because it reminds me of when I found my voice as an educator. I wanted to shout from the rooftops how excited I was about what I was thinking about my students or about my teaching. This is the opposite of how I’d spent my 22 years of classroom teaching, which was mostly behind closed doors, not realizing that what I was yearning for was for someone to talk to about my ideas as an educator. I found my thought-partners right here in my own district and at Mt. Holyoke College, through many years of coursework. All I have to do is start a conversation…and that’s what I’m doing here to start a conversation with a more global community of learners.

This blog is a space for educators to talk about what we notice our students doing in math class. What do we hear them saying? What do we see them doing? They’re showing us what they know, we just have to figure that out. It’s called “Whose Voice in Math Class?” because it’s here where we can have a platform to think about that question together. Thoughtful and respectful questions and comments are always welcomed!

The website will eventually contain activities and resources for teachers and parents. My primary audience is teachers, but I think this blog will be helpful for parents as well.