Listen to My Math Podcasts

I’ve been fortunate to have conversations with other people who also are passionate about education. Some people are focused mainly on math, others are interested primarily with teaching reading and writing, and others have different educational interests. Here I share our conversations.

Stick with us in this interview and you’ll learn what assessment really means and how to assess for student learning, how you can integrate one-on-one interviews into your math program and still teach that curriculum, what to ask when assessing your students in one-on-one interviews, and you’ll learn how to be compassionate and curious about how students think and reason.

Today on the podcast we’re excited to share a special conversation between Marilyn Burns and Lucy Calkins about Marilyn’s new digital math interview tool, Listening to Learn. They discuss the importance of listening, a value that is central to both Marilyn’s and Lucy’s work.

Have you ever considered that understanding is to math as what comprehension is to reading? Today on The Heinemann Podcast, we’re speaking with Marilyn Burns, one of today’s most highly respected math educators. For other of my Heinemann podcasts, visit Listening to Learn.

On this special edition of the Heinemann Podcast, we’re bringing together authors Jennifer Serravallo and Marilyn Burns as they explore the intersections between literacy and math in the K-5 classroom. For other of my Heinemann podcasts, visit Listening to Learn.

I became a teacher because when I went to college, which was a privilege of my generation that my parents didn’t have, my mother said, “You can take whatever you want in college. You just have to graduate a teacher.” She said, “You’ll always have something to fall back on if you have to work for a living.”