In this talk, Dr. Robert Berry III unpacks the relationship between mathematics teaching and identity, agency, positionality, and authority. Specifically, this talk focuses on connecting the theoretical lens of equitable mathematics teaching and learning to practical applications.

He uses the voices of students and teachers to examine how tasks, discourse, and engagement positions them as mathematically competent. He unpacks mathematical discourse as a framework for connecting mathematics to identity and agency. The discussions of teaching practices that cultivate identity, agency, positionality, and authority are grounded in the work of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).

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Here at MƒA, we inspire great teachers to stay in the classroom and amplify their impact across their schools, their communities, and the profession at large.

MƒA Thursday Thinks: The Story Collider - Alia Jackson, MƒA Master Teacher

MƒA Master Teacher Alia Jackson reveals her struggle with how others might have viewed her decision to become a teacher.

MƒA Thursday Thinks: The Story Collider - Jesse John, MƒA Master Teacher

MƒA Master Teacher Jesse John tells his story about exclusive access to Argonne National Lab and his 24-hour challenge to put the lab equipment to use. 

2020 MT²: Master Teachers on Teaching - Sheana Powell

In her MƒA MT² talk, Master Teacher Sheana Powell details the impossible tasks teachers have faced during the COVID-19 pandemic.

2020 MT²: Master Teachers on Teaching - Jude Julien

MƒA Master Teacher Jude Julien reveals life lessons from his time in Ghana and how they’ve influenced his ideas in teaching during a pandemic in his 2020 MT² talk.

2020 MT²: Master Teachers on Teaching - Brian Palacios

In his MƒA MT² talk, Master Teacher Brian Palacios connects his remote teaching space to memories and scenes from his classroom, personal life, and moments when he has been vulnerable with his students.

2019 MƒA Fall Function: Michael Driskill, MƒA Chief Operating Officer

At the 13th Annual MƒA Fall ƒunction, MƒA Chief Operating Officer Michael Driskill praised MƒA teachers who push the boundaries of mathematics and science and introduced the evening’s featured teacher speaker Sendy Keenan.

2019 MƒA Fall ƒunction: Sendy Keenan, MƒA Master Teacher

MƒA Master Teacher Sendy Keenan called on teachers to push themselves outside of their comfort zones and work to create a more just education system in her speech at the 13th Annual MƒA Fall ƒunction.

2019 MƒA Fall Function: John Ewing, MƒA President

MƒA President John Ewing emphasized the value of reason, humanism, and progress in science in his address to MƒA teachers, their guests, and other STEM leaders at the 13th Annual MƒA Fall ƒunction.