New Year, New Volume: Meet the January MTLT Authors
January is the inaugural issue for the new department Teaching is a Journey. “We Can Do This!” author Nikki Lamoreaux shares how she transitioned from traditional mathematics teaching to facilitating student involvement and orchestrating student discussions. Emily Bonner, author of January’s Front and Center article, “Practicing Culturally Responsive Mathematics Teaching,” encourages readers to take a look at their own teaching and to think of ways to become more attuned to their students’ cultures. Amanda Jansen, Kelly Curtis, and Katrina Lindo investigated high school classrooms to understand how a teacher can promote positive dispositions in students and redefine what it means to be “good in mathematics” in their article “Discourse Can Create a Learning Culture.” Classroom teachers Danielle Divis and Tyler Johnson, who have brought music into their classroom, present a variety of mathematics topics for students to delve into. Divis and Johnson suggest the idea that music, as a context of math, can provide engaging topics that students can engage with and any teacher (regardless of musical affinity) can share.