Archive for the Interview Category

Episode 110: Cheesemonkeysf, Part 2

Posted in Interview, Podcast on May 12, 2013 by Ashli

Here is part two of my interview with @cheesemonkeysf where we talk about resourcefulness, those lightbulb moments, and cheesemonkeyef shows her English teacher side. The blog post that kicked off much of the discussion can be found over at josh g.’s notes, and in two weeks Tangents will be back with an interview with Josh himself.

As always, you can download the mp3 directly from libsyn and I am pleased to announce that we are now also available on Stitcher Internet Radio!

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Cheesemonkeysf’s Question for you: (answer in the comments!)

How are you working to create a shame-free environment in your math classroom that leaves space for everyone to experience their mathematics in their own way?

Episode 109: @cheesemonkeysf, Part 1

Posted in Interview, Podcast on May 3, 2013 by Ashli
Topper!

Topper!

After a delightful lunch with Avery and Bree, today’s guest and I sat down to chat about her history in the teaching world, some thoughts on teaching middle school, and musings about the twitterverse. You can download the mp3 here.

And hello to visitors from the Math Forum! Many thanks to them for listing Tangents in their most recent newsletter. If you’ve never had a chance to check them out, I highly recommend their Problems of the Week as a place to start.


Links:

In case you are wondering what Sam we’re talking about, you can find him here.

The Math Forum’s EnCoMPASS program.

Children Doing Mathematics by Terezinha Nunes and Peter Bryant.

Cheesemonkeysf’s Question for you:

How are you working to create a shame-free environment in your math classroom that leaves space for everyone to experience their mathematics in their own way?

Episode 107: Tips for Pre-Service Teachers Part 1, a Principal’s Advice

Posted in Interview, Podcast, Short Form on April 25, 2013 by Ashli

Today marks the first episode of an ongoing series focused on tips for Pre-Service Teachers. I sat down with a principal (fun fact: he was my principal!) to ask a few questions about interviewing, demo lessons, working with peers, and what advice he had for first year teachers. If you are a pre-service teacher and there are things you’d like to hear on a future entry in the series, send me a note at ashli (dot) black (at) gmail (dot) com.

As always, you can grab the podcast over on iTunes, or download it directly from libsyn.

Don’t forget to check out the DITLife Tumblr  and record your own DITLife entry for Tangents!

Next week: the illustrious @cheesemonkeysf

Episode 105: Without Geometry, Life is Pointless

Posted in Interview, Podcast on April 11, 2013 by Ashli
Rochester Black

Rochester Black

After letting me crash at his place, Avery agreed to podcasting about his intro into teaching, some classroom projects and how his school is working on status issues. And yes, the cat in the picture is the one you hear in the podcast. Looks so unassuming, doesn’t he?

Links:

Avery’s blog and twitter

Park City Mathematics Institute

St. Ann’s (and some cool things math teacher’s at St. Ann’s do)

Lockhart’s book

Dr. Deborah Ball

Avery’s Question: Assume we are ridiculously successful at improving mathematics education. What does that look like 10 years down the road?

Prompt for next week: What is your favorite snack? (don’t forget to introduce yourself at the start of your clip!)

Episode 103: Tina Cardone

Posted in Interview, Podcast on March 28, 2013 by Ashli

We’re back to long form (around 50 minutes) this week with Episode 103 featuring the wonderful Tina Cardone of Drawing on Math. You can either download the podcast directly or subscribe to Infinite Tangents on iTunes. Below are some links to things discussed in the Podcast. Don’t forget to reply to Tina’s question in the comments and send in your response to this weeks’ prompt before next Thursday!

Links:

PROMYS

Productive Struggle

CME Textbooks (best textbooks ever!)

Tina’s Question for You: What sort of online resources are you looking for and what would make the current online resources more widely accessible?

Prompt for next week: What do you do during lunch?

Feedback is always appreciated and can be given using the ‘feedback‘ link on the right hand side of the blog.

Thanks for listening!
Ashli

Episode 101: Mathy McMatherson

Posted in Interview, Podcast on March 14, 2013 by Ashli

Happy Pi Day!

We are live on iTunes, though it may take a while for the rss feed to filter into iTunes with the latest episode, so for now check out this link. To find the podcast on iTunes, just search for “infinite tangents”. [Update: it’s on iTunes now!]

Many thanks to Daniel for being a willing subject for this one. He’s amazing fun to chat with and is making a great practice for himself. Check out his blog (though I suspect you already have).

Prompt for next week: How do you start your teaching day?
To submit a response for the prompt, find a mic (usb ones work great!) and record your response in a quiet place. Don’t forget to include who/where you are (your choice on how detailed you are here) and if you could keep your response to the prompt around 30 seconds, it would be much appreciated. Mp3, Aud, and Wav formats are preferred for recording but if you record using something else just ask. Prompts can be sent to my email (ashli (dot) black (at) gmail (dot) com).

As mentioned in the podcast, I’ll be switching up formats so next week is focused on news and info in the edutwitterblogosphere (Greader is going away?!) and responses to the promt above. And maybe other things. The podcast is young, and I am so changeable.

Thanks everyone!
Ashli

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pps Don’t forget to answer Daniel’s question in the comments below!