Specific teacher moves and lesson planning can facilitate student empowerment in the middle school classroom.
Laurie Speranzo, firstname.lastname@example.org, works at the Institute for Learning at the University of Pittsburgh, which provides professional development and develops educational tools and materials. She is passionate about ensuring that every student has access to deep mathematical opportunities.
Erik Tillema, email@example.com, works at Indiana University (IUPUI) as a teacher educator. He is a former middle and high school teacher. Currently, he teaches preservice teachers and does research on middle-grades student learning. He loves working toward equitable teaching and learning at all levels.