New Book: Mindset Mathematics by Jo Boaler , Jen Munson, and Cathy Williams

Visualizing and Investigating Big Ideas

Jo Boaler has a new book out! She is brilliant, and I know her work will help many educators and students. I am so excited that she has a new book out.

Mindset Mathematic: Visualizing and Investigating Big Ideas by Jo Boaler is now available for Grade 3, adding to the series where Grades 4, and 5 have already been published, and Grade 6 is available for pre-order.

See the whole series, order your copy for whatever grade you teach today! 

Engage students in mathematics using growth mindset techniques

The most challenging parts of teaching mathematics are engaging students and helping them understand the connections between mathematics concepts. In this volume, you’ll find a collection of low floor, high ceiling tasks that will help you do just that, by looking at the big ideas at the third-grade level through visualization, play, and investigation.

During their work with tens of thousands of teachers, authors Jo Boaler, Jen Munson, and Cathy Williams heard the same message—that they want to incorporate more brain science into their math instruction, but they need guidance in the techniques that work best to get across the concepts they needed to teach. So the authors designed Mindset Mathematics around the principle of active student engagement, with tasks that reflect the latest brain science on learning. Open, creative, and visual math tasks have been shown to improve student test scores, and more importantly change their relationship with mathematics and start believing in their own potential. The tasks in Mindset Mathematics reflect the lessons from brain science that:

  • There is no such thing as a math person – anyone can learn mathematics to high levels.
  • Mistakes, struggle and challenge are the most important times for brain growth.
  • Speed is unimportant in mathematics.
  • Mathematics is a visual and beautiful subject, and our brains want to think visually about mathematics.

With engaging questions, open-ended tasks, and four-color visuals that will help kids get excited about mathematics, Mindset Mathematics is organized around nine big ideas which emphasize the connections within the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and can be used with any current curriculum.

The series is listed below, just click to order:

Grade 3

Grade 4

Grade 5

For all grades!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is my podcast interview with Jo Boaler:

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WEP 106: Rewiring Education, An Interview with John Couch

How Technology Can Unlock Every Student's Potential. 

In this episode of the Wired Educator Podcast, Kelly interviews John D. Couch, the 54th person hired at Apple, the first VP of Education at Apple, friend of Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, and the author of a hot new book titled: Rewiring Education: How Technology Can Unlock Every Student’s Potential.

You can order your copy of John’s book here: Rewiring Education by John Couch.

Apple’s iconic co-founder Steve Jobs had a powerful vision for education, employing technology to make an enormous positive effect on the lives of millions of students. The man Jobs tapped to realize this vision was John D. Couch, a trusted engineer and executive who had a passion for education. Couch believed learning needed to be personal and collaborative. He argued the real purpose of education was to help children discover their uniqueness and empower them to reach beyond their perceived potential. However, changing a system that has notoriously resisted change for the past century proved to be no small task, even for an Apple vice president.

Now, though, technology is increasingly integrated into every aspect of our lives, rewiring our homes, our jobs, and even our brains. Most important, a rewiring of education is finally beginning to unlock the potential of our schools, children, and society.

In Rewiring Education, Couch shares the professional lessons he’s learned during his 50-plus years in education and technology. He takes us behind Apple’s major research study, Apple Classrooms of Tomorrow (ACOT), and its follow-up (ACOT 2), highlighting the powerful effects of the Challenge-Based Learning framework. Going beyond Apple’s walls, he also introduces us to some of the most extraordinary parents, educators, and entrepreneurs from around the world who have ignored the failed promises of memorization and, instead, utilize new science-backed methods and technologies that benefit all children, from those who struggle to honor students.

Rewiring Education examines the future, looking at the most promising of the emerging technologies, and how we, as parents, teachers, and voters, can ensure our children are provided with opportunities and access to the relevant, creative, collaborative, and challenging learning environments they need to succeed both today and tomorrow.

Mentioned in this podcast:

John’s new book: Rewiring Education: How Technology Can Unlock Every Student’s Potential.

John’s Non-Profit is: BeyondSchool.com

Win a a copy of John Couch’s book, Rewiring Education by clicking here & subscribing to the Wired Educator Newsletter. One winner will be announced. Or Tweet why you follow @WiredEducator on Twitter or other social media for a chance to win.

www.RewiringEducation.com

Steve Wozniak’s Woz University: https://woz-u.com/curriculum/

Challenge Based Learning

 

Kelly Croy is an author, speaker and educator. If you’d like to learn more about Kelly, or invite him to your school or conference to speak please send him an email.

Listen to Kelly’s other podcast, The Future Focused Podcast and subscribe.
Subscribe to The Wired Educator Podcast with over 106 episodes of interviews and professional development.
Visit the Wired Educator blog at www.WiredEducator.com
Looking for a dynamic speaker for your school’s opening day? Consider Kelly Croy at www.KellyCroy.com
Order Kelly’s book, Along Came a Leader for a school book study or your personal library. 
Follow Kelly Croy on Facebook.   •   Follow Kelly Croy on Twitter.   •   Follow Kelly Croy on Instagram 

WEP 105: Wes Molyneux on How to Rock 1:1 Deployment and Professional Development

In this episode of The Wired Educator Podcast, I interview Wes Molyneaux on how to successfully implement a 1:1 tech deployment, how a district might be able to improve upon an unsuccessful attempt, creating great professional development opportunities, Apple’s Education Event in Chicago, and so much more. (Topics include but not limited to: 1:1 deployment, fixing a bad deployment, Great PD, instructional leaders, best practices, student engagement, Mar

I know you are going to love this interview! Wes is the director of technology in the Elkhart Community School district, an Apple Distinguished Educator, on the ADE Advisory Board for the Americas, a Google Certified Teacher L1 and L2, a great friend and a brilliant educator. Wes shares so much. He is Brilliant! Follow Wes on Twitter!

Wes Molyneaux is the director of technology integration in the Elkhart Community School District where he is accountable for the development of processes related to improved professional practice through technology initiatives and innovative professional development. This includes overseeing the technology integration team and ensuring the alignment of professional development to the teacher appraisal system and the strategic plan. Wes started his career at New Trier High School in 2006 teaching biology and anatomy and physiology.
After teaching for a few years he moved into a professional development role spending 50% of his time teaching anatomy and physiology to juniors and seniors and 50% of his time working with teachers to integrate technology into their classrooms.
In addition to teaching and leading professional development at New Trier and now Elkhart, he has presented at a number of different venues including; Mobile2012 in Arizona, ASCD Conference in Chicago, Apple Executive Briefing Center in Chicago, the CPS iPad Academy, several redefining mobile learning events in the Midwest at the ADE2013 Institute in Austin, Texas, at the ADE institute 2014, at EMS2014, at the EdTech Innovation summit in 2016, ConnectEd academy in Dallas in 2016 and 2017, SXSedu 2016, Innovation Summit in Nobelsville, IN in 2017, and at MACUL in 2017.  Wes will be presenting at ISTE in June of 2018, at iEngage-Midwest in April of 2018 and at 2018 IGNITE eLearning Conference in June on innovative teaching methods using iPads in the classroom.
Wes is a Google Certified Teacher Level I and II.  He is also an Apple Distinguished Educator and has served on the Apple Distinguished Educator’s advisory board since January of 2015.
Wes’s website is dedicated to helping teachers and students use the interactivity, portability and anywhere anytime learning capabilities of the iPad to increase student engagement and their overall learning.
Mentioned in this podcast: 
Planbook.com: The best way to plan, organize and share your lessons. www.planbook.com
Wes’s website: https://ipads4education.org
Apple’s March Education Keynote: https://www.apple.com/apple-events/march-2018/
A gadget Wes is hoping to get: A hand-held gimbal for iPhone.
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Kelly Croy is an author, speaker and educator. If you’d like to learn more about Kelly, or invite him to your school or conference to speak please send him an email: 

Listen to Kelly’s other podcast, The Future Focused Podcast and subscribe.
Subscribe to The Wired Educator Podcast with over 104 episodes of interviews and professional development.
Visit the Wired Educator blog at www.WiredEducator.com
Looking for a dynamic speaker for your school’s opening day? Consider Kelly Croy at www.KellyCroy.com
Order Kelly’s book, Along Came a Leader for a school book study or your personal library.

WEP 104: The Temperament of an Educator, an Interview with Keven Rinamen

An Interview with Keven Rinamen

In this episode of The Wired Educator Podcast, Kelly interviews creator of Teachers’ Tech Toolbox, and Technology Director, Keven Rinaman.
Keven Rinaman is the Director of Technology at Calvert Catholic Schools in Tiffin, OH.  A graduate of Heidelberg University (’07) and Western Governors University (’17), Keven aims to utilize his knowledge and skills to bring classroom technology tools to teachers all over the world.  Keven has been in education for the past ten years.  A man of many jobs, he has been a classroom teacher, coach (wrestling, golf, baseball), Dean of Students, Student Council Advisor, and as Director of Technology.  Keven comes from a background as an education major in college while also working as a computer repair technician.  This unique background gives Keven an approach to classroom technology integration focusing on how tools can be applied to various parts of lessons.
Keven’s passion for education comes in the form of facilitating professional development.  While no longer having a classroom of his own, Keven strives to provide PD the models effective practices while also demonstrating the latest in technology tools.  He has also given a wide variety of conference presentations and local, state, and national levels.
Keven is a Google Certified Educator, MakerBot Certified Educator, and Eagle Scout.
Mentioned in this Podcast: 
Creation Crate: Have a Maker Project delivered to your classroom or home each month. The coolest subscription service I’ve seen! www.CreationCrate.com
Win 90 Days of Coaching with Kelly Croy: Click this link to enter the contest. Contest Ends April 3, 2018, and you can find out more at Kelly’s website at: www.KellyCroy.com
Kevin’s favorite book: Teach Like a Pirate by Dave Burgess.
Kevin’s website: www.TeachersTechToolbox.com
Listen to Kelly’s other podcast, The Future Focused Podcast and subscribe.
Subscribe to The Wired Educator Podcast with over 104 episodes of interviews and professional development.
Visit the Wired Educator blog at www.WiredEducator.com
Looking for a dynamic speaker for your school’s opening day? Consider Kelly Croy at www.KellyCroy.com
Order Kelly’s book, Along Came a Leader for a school book study or your personal library.

WEP 103: Leadership and Culture, an Interview with Brian Kight

An Interview with Brian Kight

In this episode of the Wired Educator Podcast, Kelly interviews Brian Kight, CEO of Focus 3 and international expert on on leadership and culture.

Focus 3 is providing school districts across the country with the tools they need to make a difference in the lives of students by making transformational changes in the school’s culture. It simply works.

You are going to love this interview with Brian.

Brian Kight is a multi-industry leader on the topics of leadership, culture, and behavior.

He provides simple systems that produce exceptional results for organizations, teams, and people.

Simple, clear, and immediately actionable.

Brian applies the timeless “physics” of performance to the most important challenges in life and business.

His clients across the globe include professional and collegiate sports teams, schools, banks, manufacturing, healthcare, accounting, insurance and many others.

As the CEO at Focus 3, Brian has worked for over a decade directly with all levels of executives and associates. The trust clients have in Brian and his impact has made him one of the top-rated keynote speakers and consultants based in the United States.

Follow Brian Kight on social media at @TBrianKight

Mentioned in this podcast: 

Book Creator: One of the best apps in education! www.BookCreator.com

Brian’s favorite book: Anti-Fragile: Things That Gain from Disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Brian is currently reading: Roots of Strategy Book 1.

Brian’s Podcast: The Focus 3 Podcast

Focus 3 website: https://www.focus3.com

My interview with Brian’s dad, the Founder of Focus 3, Tim Night: Wired Educator Episode 89

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WEP 102: Cybraryman, An Interview with Jerry Blumengarten

An Interview with Jerry Blumengarten

In this episode of the Wired Educator Podcast, Kelly Croy interviews Jerry Blumengarten, aka: Cybraryman.

Jerry Blumengarten taught for 32 years in the New York City School System. Twenty in the classroom as a teacher in multiple subjects and multiple grades, and twelve as a teacher/librarian. Jerry developed and wrote curriculum for his school district, the NYC Board of Education and Open Doors a school-business partnership. He also created educational materials for the utility industry for over 30 years. He is the co-author of the book Connecting Your Students with The World. Jerry co-moderated numerous educational chats on Twitter, including #edchat for five years, and he created #engsschat. He has presented at numerous edcamps, #ISTE and #FETC, was a Featured Presenter at #METC and #GaETC, and the keynote speaker for Tomorrow’s Classrooms Today. Jerry is also a very proud grandparent of five grandchildren ages 6-18.

Follow Jerry on Twitter: @cybraryman1

Mentioned in this Podcast: 
Book Creator: One of the top educational tools available. Visit: www.BookCreator.com
 

WEP 101: Rigor and Relevance an Interview with Dr. Bill Daggett

An Interview with Dr. Bill Daggett, Founder of the International Center for Leadership in Education

BILL DAGGETT PRESIDENT: INT’L CENTER FOR LEADERS IN ED. USA TODAY EDUCATION ADVISORY BOARD APPLICATION MODEL & RIGOR/RELEVANCE FRAMEWORK

In this episode of The Wired Educator Podcast, Kelly Croy interviews Dr. Bill Daggett, the Founder of The International Center for Leadership in Education and the creator of The Application Model and Rigor and Relevance Framework.

 Bill Daggett is the Founder and Chairman of the International Center for Leadership in Education, is recognized worldwide for his proven ability to move preK-12 education systems towards more rigorous and relevant skills and knowledge for all students. He has assisted a number of states and hundreds of school districts with their school improvement initiatives. Dr. Daggett has also collaborated with education ministries in several countries and with the Council of Chief State School Officers, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the National Governors Association, and many other national organizations. He serves on several advisory boards, including:

NASA Education Advisory Board – 2008 to present
USA Today (national newspaper) Education Advisory Board

Before founding the International Center for Leadership in Education in 1991, Dr. Daggett was a teacher and administrator at the secondary and postsecondary levels and a director with the New York State Education Department, where he spearheaded restructuring initiatives to focus the state’s education system on the skills and knowledge students need in a technological, information-based society.

Dr. Daggett is the creator of the Application Model and Rigor/Relevance Framework , a practical planning and instructional tool for determining the relevance of curriculum and assessment to real-world situations. Dr. Daggett’s Rigor/Relevance Framework has become a cornerstone of many school reform efforts throughout the United States.

Dr. Daggett is the author of numerous books about learning and education, textbooks and research studies, reports, and journal articles.

Dr. Daggett has spoken to hundreds of thousands of educators and education stakeholders in all 50 states. His enlightening, entertaining, and motivating messages have helped his listeners to look at education differently by challenging their assumptions about the purposes, benefits, and effectiveness of American schools. Dr. Daggett inspires his audiences both to embrace what is best about our education system and to make the changes necessary to meet the needs of all students in the 21st century.

Dr. Daggett has been recognized as a distinguished alumnus by both Temple University and the State University of New York at Albany.

Dr. Daggett has a special commitment to individuals with disabilities. He and his wife, Bonnie, volunteer their time and lend their support to Wildwood Programs in upstate New York. Wildwood serves the needs of people of all ages who, like their daughter Audrey, have neurological impairments/learning disabilities or autism, by enabling them to become the best that they can be.

Mentioned in the Podcast:

PlanBook: www.Planbook.com The best way to create & share your lesson plans.

Dr. Daggett’s book: Rigor and Relevance from Concept to Reality

Dr. Daggett’s site for: The International Center for Leadership in Education

BookBook iPhone by 12South: A superb wallet/case for your iPhone.

BookBook MacBook by 12South: The greatest case for your MacBook in this Galaxy.

The Principled Principal: 10 Principles for Leading Exceptional Schools: Jeffrey Zoul & Anthony McConnell

Stories from WEBB: The Ideas, Passions, and Convictions of a Principal and His School Family by Todd Nesloney

The Limitless School: Creative Ways to Solve the Culture Puzzle by Abe Here & Adam Dovico

Google Apps for Littles: Believe They Can by Christine Pinto and Alice Keeler

 

 

 

 

 

WEP 0100: Celebrating 100 Episodes of The Wired Educator Podcast

Who is Episode 100?

Thanks for listening to the Wired Educator Podcast where it really is all about becoming a better educator so you can make a greater impact and live a more dynamic life.

I am so proud to have documented the amazing stories of so many talented educators! Over one hundred hours of tips, tricks, inspiration and more helping teachers in their classrooms to make a difference in the lives of students.

One hundred episodes is a milestone, and I wanted to do something totally different, so… I did.

Buckle-up buttercup, this episode has a few surprises for you! Still, I guarantee you will walk away inspired and with a few new tools to put to use.

Thank you for being a listener. I hope you enjoy this episode. Please send me a message.

Mentioned in this podcast:

Ditch That Textbook by Matt Miller
Along Came a Leader by Kelly Croy
The Rhythm of Life by Matthew Kelly
Kelly’s Moleskine Journal of choice.
Kelly’s favorite pen.
The Google Teacher Tribe Podcast

 

WEP 0099: Educational Leadership, An Interview with Richard Baird

An Interview with Superintendent, Richard Baird

In this 99th episode Kelly interviews superintendent Richard Baird about the roles of superintendent. Everyone in education will benefit from Rich’s unique perspective in education and the amazing innovative initiatives he has led. This is a fantastic interview with an amazing educational leader.
Richard Baird is in his third year as superintendent of a rural district about 35 miles northwest of Columbus, Ohio.  District enrollment is just over 1500 students, and the district employs about 200.  Rich is in his 29th year as an educator serving as a superintendent, middle school principal and assistant principal, middle school and high school English teacher, and athletic coach in both rural and suburban school districts.  Rich is known by his colleagues for his compassionate student-centered approach, passion for student learning, and building teams based on trust.  Rich has served the profession as principal mentor, on state level legislative committees, on local family first and drug and alcohol prevention boards, and as an adjunct instructor on the university level.  Rich and his wife, Kristin, have four grown children and three grandchildren.
Mentioned in this interview: 
Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc: Providing Powerful, Inspirational and Innovative Books, Keynote Speakers and Professional Development. A Team of over 27 speakers and 38 books organized by the author of Teach Like a Pirate, Dave Burgess, and his wife, co-author of Lead Like a Pirate, Shelley Burgess.
One of Richard’s favorite books: Above the Line by Urban Meyer

WEP 0098: Mathematical Mindsets, an Interview with Dr. Jo Boaler

An Interview with Dr. Jo Boaler

In this episode of The Wired Educator Podcast, Kelly interviews Dr. Jo Boaler about her amazing book Mathematical Mindsets: Unleashing Students’ Potential Through Creative Math, Inspiring Messages, and Innovative Teaching.

Dr Jo Boaler is a Professor of Mathematics Education at Stanford University and co-founder of www.youcubed.org. Formerly the Marie Curie Professor of Mathematics Education for England, a mathematics teacher in London comprehensive schools and a researcher at King’s College, London. She is the author of eight books including What’s Math Got To Do With It? (2015) and Mathematical Mindsets (2016). She is the recipient of the NCSM award for equity, the author of the first MOOC on mathematics learning for teachers and parents, a White House presenter and an advisor to the PISA team at the OECD.

Mentioned in this episode:

Help your students become published authors in any grade in any subject; Book Creator is one of my favorite apps for any device! www.BookCreator.com

Jo Boaler’s book: Mathematical Mindsets: Unleashing Students’ Potential Through Creative Math, Inspiring Messages, and Innovative Teaching.

Here is a list of all of Jo’s books!

One of Jo’s favorite mathematicians is Maryam Mirzakhani: Here she is in a 6 Set of Prints from NASA: Mighty Women in Science Poster Set.

Two more of Jo’s favorite mathematicians include: Steve Strogatz: Here is a list of his books. and Keith Devlin and his works.

Jo used math counting sticks like these as a child and recommends similar to parents: Educational Math Counting Sticks.

Jo cofounded: www.Youcubed.org a resource to inspire, educate and empower teachers of mathematics to transform their classroom.

How to Learn Math: A free course for students by Jo Boaler.

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