by Dr. Pamela Seda
Hello, Everyone! I'm excited to share that I've recently penned an article for one of NCTM's esteemed practitioner journals, Mathematics Teacher: Teaching and Learning PK-12. In this article, I delve into the profound influence teachers wield over their students' mathematical journeys and explore strategies to ensure that this influence is a positive one. I warmly invite you to dive into the attached article and share your valuable thoughts and feedback with me.
Fostering a Supportive Community
Because I want this space to be a community of support, I'd love for you to share your expertise with the community by responding to the following questions:
In what ways has finding out your students' math stories helped you better support them?
What personal transformative experiences have you used to encourage your students to believe in their own mathematical smartness?
In what ways have you leveraged the ICUCARE Equity Framework to remove obstacles and/or roadblocks that impede the learning of students from marginalized groups?
Until Next Time
I want to express my gratitude for your time and engagement. Remember, the journey to mathematical success is ongoing, and we're all in this together. Please continue to share your experiences, insights, and questions in our community. Together, we can make a lasting impact on the math stories of our students and inspire a love for mathematics that will last a lifetime.
Stay curious, stay inspired, and keep nurturing the mathematical genius within each student. Thank you for being a part of this incredible journey!
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Dr. Pamela Seda is an Atlanta-based educational consultant with over 30 years of educational experience. As the Founder and CEO of Seda Educational Consulting, she helps schools build the capacity of teachers to provide rigorous, engaging, and culturally relevant mathematics experiences for all of their students through the ICUCARE Equity Framework. She is the creator of the VANG Math Card Game, and co-author of Choosing to See: A Framework for Equity in the Math Classroom. Dr. Seda has been a high school mathematics teacher, instructional coach, college instructor, and district math supervisor. She currently serves as the Nominations Chair of NCSM Leadership in Mathematics Education and as President-Elect of the Benjamin Banneker Association, an equity affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. As a regular speaker about math equity at conferences, Dr. Seda is committed to changing how students experience mathematics, especially those from marginalized groups, and advocates for mathematics instruction that develops all students as mathematical thinkers and problem-solvers.