Looking to the future

Posted by on Oct 10, 2015 in Leadership | No Comments

Contributed by Amy Wix
This summer, I along with Region 7 Director Becky Rud, attended the NCTM Affiliates Leaders Conference in Phoenix. We found a common challenge is that change isn’t easy and we spent time with the ideas presented in the book “Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard” (Chip Heath & Dan Heath, 2010).

Kay Wohlhuter Candidate for NCTM Board

Posted by on Sep 3, 2015 in Announcements, Leadership | No Comments

MCTM member Kay Wohlhuter from UMD is a candidate for NCTM Director At-Large. Election takes place from September 30, 2015 to November 2, 2015. Watch for your opportunity to vote..

Where Do You Find Your Math?

Posted by on Jun 4, 2015 in Leadership | No Comments

Contributed by Mardi Knudson
I was downtown Duluth browsing in a shop when the owner asked why I was in town. “The math conference down at the DECC,” was my reply.

Posing Purposeful Questions: How our Questioning Patterns Shape Student Outcomes

Posted by on Feb 14, 2015 in Leadership | One Comment

Submitted by Michael Wallus
The authors of NCTM’s recently published Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All note, “While the types of questions a teacher poses are important, so are the patterns of questions that they use during teacher-student interactions.”

Am I a Leader In Mathematics Education?

Posted by on Feb 14, 2015 in Leadership | No Comments

Submitted by Christy Hemp
I started looking at those who I find to be experts on leadership for inspiration, within education and outside of education. I am not an original thinker. I’m more of a thief…my gift is that I can be very creative with someone else’s idea.