Webinars to explore self care, connecting math and literacy


The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics is hosting a webinar on practicing self care later this month and two webinars on connecting math and literacy in May.

Joseph Bolz, PhD, mathematics teacher, department chair, and instructional coach, will present "Practicing Self Care: A How-To Guide for Teachers" at 6:00 p.m. CDT on Monday, April 29. Bolz will walk through practical solutions to combat teacher burnout and understand the “why” behind some of these strategies.

Latrenda Knighten, ME, mathematics content trainer and NCTM president-elect, will present "Let's Give Them Something to Read, Write, and Talk About in Math Class!" at 6:00 p.m. CDT on Thursday, May 9. In this session, participants will explore instructional strategies and activities that integrate literacy in math classrooms by providing students with opportunities to connect math concepts to the real world. Attendees will also learn to engage students in problem-posing tasks and promote problem-solving, reasoning, and critical thinking skills in student-centered classrooms.

TJ Jemison, MEd, math workshop presenter and educational consultant, will present "Literary Math: Cultivating Equity in a Balanced Math Classroom" at 6:00 p.m. CDT on Thursday, May 30. Dive into 'Literary Math' and discover how integrating children's literature can foster equity in your math classroom. Explore strategies for creating a balanced math block where all students thrive and are engaged regardless of background or ability. Join the webinar to cultivate an inclusive learning culture that empowers every learner.

NCTM members may sign up to attend the webinars at nctm.link/webinars.