Kelly interviews author and educator, John Stevens, about his new book, Table Talk Math: A Practical Guide to Bringing math in Everyday Conversations.
John Stevens is an educational technology coach for Chaffey Joint Union High School District who has also taught high school Geometry, Algebra 1, middle school Math, Service Learning, and Robotics, Engineering, and Design since 2006. As the co-author of “The Classroom Chef”, he has served as the go-to guy for trying new, crazy, and often untested ideas to see how well they will work.
He co-founded and moderates #CAedchat, the weekly teacher Twitter chat for the state of California. He also is the co-founder and organizer of EdCamp Palm Springs, the first in the area.
In his free time that doesn’t exist, he runs a site called Would You Rather? which is dedicated to getting students talking about math. He is an author of Flipping 2.0, a resource that helps teachers take the flipped classroom to the next level. During recent summers, John has had the honor of presenting at CUE Rockstar events in California and various technology and math conferences. John blogs at fishing4tech.com. His latest adventure has led him into the world of 3D-printing, designing lesson plans and curricula for AirWolf3D. Follow him @jstevens009 or email him at email@example.com
Mentioned in this podcast:
Creation Crate: An awesome subscription service sending you new electronic projects each month! I love it and so do my kids!
How to Make a Freaking iPhone App Kickstarter by Nick Walter: This kickstarter project will become an awesome online course to help you make an app. Very cool.
Table Talk Math: A Practical Guide to Bringing math in Everyday Conversations
The Classroom Chef: Sharpen Your Lessons, Season Your Classes, and Make Math Meaningful.
John Recommends these books:
Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown
Why Johnny Can’t Read: And What You Can Do About It by Rudolph Flessh
Mathematical Mindsets: Unleashing Students’ Potential through Creative Math, Inspiring Messages and Innovative Teaching by Jo Boaler
Notice: Contact John to learn how your school can use his book as a fundraiser!
Books I’m reading this summer and that I’ve seen poolside:
• Kids Deserve It! by Todd Nesloney and Adam Welcome
• Instant Relevance by Denis Sheeran
• The Writing on the Classroom Wall by Steve Wyborney
Equipment I just ordered:
• iPad Pro 12.9 inch: The greatest device I have ever owned. Wow!
• Apple Pencil: I love this. Wow!
• Logic hard shell case and backlit keyboard for iPad Pro: this is the best keyboard and case available for the iPad Pro.
• Omoton Leather sleeve for iPad Pro with document folder and Pencil holder: this is awesome and less the $15 bucks.
John’s favorite book is Outliers by Malcom Gladwell
App: Desmos graphing calculator
My book: Along Came a Leader: A Guide to Personal and Professional Leadership
My February 2018 Weekend Retreat for Educators: Click here to learn more!