I recently gave a short talk at NC State as part of a new event called TUFFTalks*. Here is the video of that talk. It is 16 minutes long and is a shorter version of a talk I have given at many schools. At the heart of this talk is the question about our assumptions regarding how we ‘group’ our students and the impact this has on student social, emotional, and educational outcomes. The theme of the TUFFTalk was Think and Do, which is a motto at NC State.

I hope you have the time to watch.

Thanks!

valerie

Here is a link to the article reviewing the TUFFTalks at NCSU from the student newspaper, The Technician

THIS JUST IN – Here is a link to an article about the work of NC State’s Patricia Marshall, Jessica DeCuir-Gunby and Allison McCulloch. It addresses the topic of mathematics and multiculturalism in young learners. Take a look if you are interested in learning more about eliminating the opportunity gap!

*Our NC State Mascots are named Mr. and Ms. Wuf and our LIVE wolf mascot is named Tuffy. That’s where the name TUFFTalk came from.

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This was awesome! Thanks for sharing.

Thanks Julie! I appreciate your taking the time to watch it!

valerie

This was awesome. Thanks for sharing.

Thanks Julie!

Very nice VAL!

Thanks Chris!

This should be required viewing for all educators!

Thanks Matt! I appreciate your taking the time to watch!

I really enjoyed this. Makes you really second guess a lot that we do on the elementary level.

It was a refreshing way to see things in perspective. It was based on such real world connections that I feel that it will stay with me always.” Let’s become who we want to become”:..perfect sentiment 🙂

Thanks Cece!

Such a powerful tool for all educators!

Thank you Allison! I enjoyed working w you last week!

The talk may have been only 16 minutes but exponentially more for me to process with every decision I make in my first grade classroom.

Apologies for my delay in getting back to you.

Thank you so much for your comment and for engaging with that video. I know, right? There is so much to think about and consider as a teacher. So glad you are batting around the ideas and considering what it means for you and your students. Please let me know if you have any questions or need further resources. We are working on creating more as well.

Keep fighting the good fight! Here is a nice link from the San Fran United school district where they have recently instituted a system where ALL 8th graders take the same math class. http://www.sfusdmath.org/articles-of-interest.html

I enjoyed watching your video. I am a non-degree grad student applying for entry into NCSU PhD program, TELS department. I have been reading up on the research interests of many of the faculty at NCSU. I am currently a first grade teacher. Last Summer, I took the Foundations in Math course through DPI in my county. I saw that you were a co-author of that training, so I dug a little deeper and this afternoon, I found your video. I saw a clip of it during the foundations training last summer. It was refreshing to see it again. My interests have to do with trauma, poverty, and resiliency. I look forward to getting to know you and looking further into your research.