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Kristopher Childs

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12) "The Time is Now to Act!" (Dr. Kristopher Childs)

Radical Math Talk

For this episode, I was blessed to have Dr. Kristopher Childs come on the podcast to share his personal math journey and his candid takes on the current state of education from an antiracist and socioeconomical lens.  To learn more about Dr. Childs work, you can visit his website at kristopherchilds.com or follow him on all social media platforms (@DrKChilds).     BIO: As a teacher, professor, consultant, and member of senior leadership teams, Dr. Kristopher J. Childs focuses on excellence in teacher content and pedagogical knowledge, equity, leadership development, and organizational change. His work is guided by his mantra, “Live life to the fullest; you only get one.”  Dr. Childs is a highly sought-after keynote speaker due to his coaching skills, storytelling, and passion. As a speaker, Dr. Childs inspires audiences to relentlessly pursue their goals and dreams. He seeks to help each find his or her passion and purpose, and his messages have been deemed “life-changing” by clients.   Dr. Childs seeks to create a movement through educating, advocating, and inspiring individuals to pursue academic excellence. Due to his student-centered approach to teamwork, faculty, staff, and students recognize him as a visionary and collaborative leader. Dr. Child’s approach helps both school and district teams that he consults achieve common goals and improve student academic success and students’ classroom experiences.   Dr. Childs is a Life Member in the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University National Alumni Association and a Life Member in the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated.   Dr. Childs earned his doctor of philosophy in mathematics education from the University of Central Florida, his master of science in mathematics education from Nova Southeastern University, and his bachelor of science in computer engineering from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University.  He is co-author of Making Sense of Mathematics for Teaching Girls in Grades K – 5 and author of the article Good Mathematics Teaching is NOT Telling, it is Facilitating.

1hr 6mins

21 Jun 2022

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#68: Gradual Release Of Responsibility SUCKS! An Interview With Kristopher Childs

Making Math Moments That Matter

In this episode, we’ll dive into a conversation with Dr. Kristopher Childs, a Mathematics Educator, Presenter, and Speaker from Orlando, Florida. Kris joins us for an insightful conversation about shifting mathematics instruction from the “I do, We do, You do” approach to a problem based teaching model broken down into 6 stages. As the conversation progresses, we will learn that not only does Kris dislike the gradual release of responsibility model for math class; he passionately describes why it actually “sucks”. Listen in as we discuss how we can make changes to our mathematics teaching practice to increase access and equity for all students. You’ll Learn:  The 6 stages of mathematics instruction and why you should be thinking about them as you prepare your lessons.  How to Teach for Depth and not width How to view assessment as a way to learn who you students are.  How can we help parents who want to help their kids.  Why we need to ditch the gradual release of responsibility.  How to promote access and equity in the mathematics classroom Resources:  Progressions Documents for the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics Graham Fletcher’s Progression videos A Talk To Teachers - James Baldwin [PDF] White Rage - Carol Anderson [Book] https://kristopherchilds.com/ http://kristopherchilds.com/podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrKChilds https://makemathmoments.com/companionCreate engagement while fuelling students sense making by using Make Math Moments ready-made lessons and units. Access our vast catalogue of lessons for elementary through high school math classes.Check the catalogue here --> https://makemathmoments.com/tasks/ Get a Customized Math Improvement Plan For Your District.Are you district leader for mathematics? Take the 12 minute assessment and you’ll get a free, customized improvement plan to shape and grow the 6 parts of any strong mathematics program.Take the assessment

1hr 13mins

16 Mar 2020

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