Dr. Ilana Horn

30 minutes

Dr. Ilana Horn joins Justin Reich to discuss finding the strengths in every student, listening more closely to student thinking, and finding ways to shift curriculum from “school math” to the kind of math that’s both more engaging to students and closer to what real mathematicians do. Dr. Horn offers a slew of concrete strategies for teachers and teacher educators, from roster audits, to “becoming invisible” to mediated field experiences.

  • Making math interesting for kids
  • Addressing context variables in math
  • Asset Framing your students
  • Mathematics vs. “School Math” values
  • Working with in-service teachers


About Our Guest: Dr. Ilana Horn

Ilana Seidel Horn is Professor of Mathematics Education at Vanderbilt University's Peabody College, where her research and teaching center on ways to make authentic mathematics accessible to students, particularly those who have historically been disenfranchised by our educational system. She is the author of Motivated: Designing Math Classrooms Where Students Want to Join In and Strength in Numbers: Collaborative Learning in Secondary Mathematics.


Additional Resources for Teachers and other Listeners

Motivated: Designing Math Classrooms Where Students Want to Join In - Read Dr. Ilana Horn’s Book

http://ilanahorn.com/#bio - Learn more about Dr. Horn’s work

An Asset-Orientation is Everything - Watch Dr. Ilana Horn’s lecture





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Produced by Aimee Corrigan and Garrett Beazley

Edited by Kate Ellis

Recorded and Mixed by Garrett Beazley

Filmed by Denez McAdoo


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