Category Archives: supporting students

Inclusive Practices: Syllabus and Day One

I’m on leave this year to be visiting faculty at Smith College. As a result, I get to rethink all of my teaching. It’s a new context, so in general it feels like a great time to take stock. Smith … Continue reading

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Moving from what and how to who: Using instructional analytics to create an inclusive mathematics classroom

Guest Authors: Daniel L. Reinholz, Robin Wilson, and Amelia Stone-Johnstone Introduction, by Daniel Reinholz As mathematicians, we think deeply about what mathematics we want to share with our students. We think about all of the beautiful aspects of the discipline … Continue reading

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Five Takes for the First Day

Take 1 Welcome to Math Class, I am Professor I-Get-To-Have-A-Name. I will probably never learn your name, and that is okay. Who you are doesn’t matter. I may try to get you interested in math, but not actually you because … Continue reading

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Here, There and Back Again: Developing Pre-Service Teachers’ Racial Consciousness Abroad

Guest post by Dr. Mike Egan of Augustana College. Here “If the streets shackled my right leg, the schools shackled my left. Fail to comprehend the streets and you gave up your body now. But fail to comprehend the schools … Continue reading

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Learning for EveryBody: Lessons from Susan Burch

Last week, Bates hosted speaker Susan Burch, from Middlebury College, for a workshop called “Learning for EveryBody: Inclusive Teaching and Curricular Practices”. I was lucky enough to be able to participate in the interactive session and later have dinner with … Continue reading

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The Secret Lives of Mathematicians: Conversations with Students

This keeps happening to me: Student: When did you decide to become a calculus teacher? Me: I didn’t, and I’m not. Student: … And then I laugh reassuringly and explain that they are at a research university and that their … Continue reading

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Requiem for a Dream

If you have been paying attention, you have by now heard that President Trump has ordered an end to the Obama-era Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which shields young undocumented immigrants from deportation (often referred to as Dreamers). … Continue reading

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