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.

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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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2 thoughts on “WEP 0098: Mathematical Mindsets, an Interview with Dr. Jo Boaler

  1. Kelly, thank you for interviewing Dr. Jo Boaler! She is one of the leading voices in reforming mathematics education. I would also recommend Dan Meyer as a potential Wired Educator podcast. His “3 Act Math Tasks” and his work with Desmos software are other innovative tools for mathematics educators.

    • Thanks for the comment Jay. Jo was a fantastic guest. Brilliant and kind. I met Dan Meyer in 2011 in Scottsdale, Arizona. He is smart. I pitched the idea of interviewing him, but he has not responded nor shown an interest. I will try again, though. Thank you, sir. You are a brilliant educator too. I will need to share your story at some point too.

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