Horse Lover’s Math (STEM Everyday #47)

June 30, 2016

Horse Lover’s Math uses real-life stories about horses to generate math questions.  Deborah Stacey developed horse lover’s math to bring children, horses and math together.  She developed a real world math question drawn from the real world of horses one day while helping her horse loving daughter that struggled with math. Kids not only learn about horses, they also improve their math skills! Join Chris Woods and Deborah Stacey as they share thoughts on getting kids to connect and enjoy math.   You […]

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PBL Meets Math through Cognitively Guided Instruction

April 29, 2016

Renee Smith, Math Consultant and professional learning guru, is in the studio for this week’s episode of Practicing PBL. Renee shares her thoughts about how to shift the traditional approach to teaching math (“I do, we do, you do”) to a more inquiry, problem-solving approach, using the Cognitively Guided Instruction approach. Audio Player Renee’s website: CGI Supports: email Renee: Want more PBL from Ginger? Go to or You can also connect with Ginger on Twitter […]

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Math Workstations: a bridge from traditional math to PBL (PracticingPBL #21)

March 21, 2016

about Renee Smith: Renee began teaching math in, of all places, a maximum security prison. “I was 21 years old and 99 lbs. soaking wet.”  Some of her students were convicted murderers and as scary as it sounds, it was incredibly sad. Many of those men had failed in the school system and then turned to crime. That early experience with public school dropouts cemented her resolve to help future students understand and succeed in the area of mathematics. To […]

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Three Ideas On How To Put STEM Into Your Classroom (STEM Everyday #38)

February 11, 2016

It’s quick, it’s easy, it’s thought provoking.  Yep it’s STEM, science, technology, engineering and Math. Listen in as Chris Woods gives you three great ways to put STEM into your classroom. 1. Link of the day 2. Change your computer background 3. STEM & Tell You can always reach Chris Woods at: Twitter:@dailystem Email: Be sure to subscribe to receive an email of future podcasts.

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Chris Woods and Marion Leary Reflect On STEM At Disney (STEM #33 Recap)

December 7, 2015

They say if you have a job you love you will never work a day in your life.  That must be true for Lindsay Mullen, an enginEAR from Disney.  Join Chris and Marion as they reflect on all the wonderful STEM opportunities that are at Disney. For the original podcast with Lindsay Mullen go to: You can reach Marion Leary at: Facebook Twitter You can always reach Chris Woods at: Twitter:@dailystem Email: Be sure to subscribe to receive an email of […]

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Wayne Carley – Publisher And Senior Editor S.T.E.M. Magazine (STEM Everyday #21)

March 11, 2015

Wayne Carley is the publisher and senior editor for all content in S.T.E.M. Magazine. S.T.E.M. Magazine believes that the key to success in seeing higher graduation rates, improved testing results and a strong national workforce rests in the hands of the teacher. With that said, S.T.E.M. Magazine will focuses on issues and resources to support educators. S.T.E.M. Magazine realizes it is important to inspire and fuel the creative process of curriculum presentation while addressing the personal needs associated by the relentless […]

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Nix The Tricks with Tina Cardone (STEM Everyday #20)

March 3, 2015

As teachers isn’t it our goal that our students experience a true mathematical moment and not just shout out a trick such as “cross multiply”?  In this podcast Chris and Tina discuss the need to rid the math classrooms of those sometimes entertaining, but most often confusing math tricks that are just shortcuts that can cut out conceptual understanding. A little about Tina: Tina Cardone is a high school math teacher in Massachusetts. Her favorite forms of professional development are twitter and […]

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Delfina Azevedo Barschdorf Putting STEM Into Zimbabwe’s Classrooms (STEM Everday #19)

February 17, 2015

Please excuse the audio, as Delfina stated in an email, “Zim internet is very unpredictable”.  It seems as the interview was being recorded Zimbabwe’s internet was not cooperating.   Delfina Azevedo Barschdorf is a language teacher who’s working in Zimbabwe researching and attempting to incorporate STEM/STEAM into the Zimbabwe classrooms. Delfina said it best when she stated that she is always ready to talk about Communication Tools for Maths and Get Real Maths – the models can also be adapted to […]

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School change: high school math just doesn’t add up!

October 14, 2010

It started  some time  ago when I realized not every student needs algebra to be a productive member of society. I, like all educators, had drank the kool aid.I believed that every student needed algebra. But it kept nagging at me that I couldn’t give sufficient real world examples of the use of algebra in the real world. […]

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