Are you looking at your students through a strength-based lens? This week on Teaching Channel Talks, Wendy is joined by Sarah Larison, from Northwestern University, to discuss her work in advancing teacher preparation, particularly through the use of video. While mathematical argumentation is at the focal point of this insightful conversation, Sarah’s research helps educators of all content areas go beyond filing gaps in student learning and instead, notice student thinking.
Sarah Larison is currently a doctoral student in learning sciences at Northwestern University. A former elementary school teacher working in Chicago public schools, Sarah is passionate about rehumanizing mathematics teaching and learning in schools and supporting teacher learning and development.
Dr. Wendy Amato is the Chief Academic Officer at Teaching Channel’s parent company, K12 Coalition. Wendy earned her Master’s in Education and Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Virginia. She holds an MBA from James Madison University. Wendy began teaching in 1991, has served as a Middle School Administrator, and still teaches at UVA’s School of Education. She has delivered teacher professional development workshops and student leadership workshops in the US and internationally. Wendy and her family live near Charlottesville, Virginia.
Resources for Continued Learning
Looking to bring Mathematical Thinking into your own math classroom? Teaching Channel offers several graduate-level continuing education courses, including 5154: Deep Thinking Practices for the Math Classroom, to help you get started.
Ready to start using video to improve your teaching? Explore the new Teaching Channel Video Platform!