Math Teacher Lounge: The Podcast

Math Teacher Lounge is a biweekly podcast created specifically for K–12 math educators. In each episode, co-hosts Bethany Lockhart Johnson (@lockhartedu) and Dan Meyer (@ddmeyer) chat with expert guests, taking a deep dive into the math and educational topics you care about.

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Winter Wrap-Up

Problem solving and facilitating classroom discussions

In this episode, hosts Bethany Lockhart Johnson and Dan Meyer are looking back at the amazing speakers and conversations from past episodes and sharing some of their favorites!

First up: A season 2 double feature of The Power of Problem-Solving with Fawn Nguyen and Facilitating Classroom Discussions with authors Christy Hermann Thompson and Kassia Omohundro Wedekind.

Fawn is a specialist on Amplify’s advanced math team, and is a former math teacher and math coach—so she knows her stuff! You’ll hear about her five criteria for good problem-solving problems, and the power and importance of exposing all students to problem solving.

Then, we’ll move into Bethany and Dan’s conversation with Christy and Kassia to learn how hands-down conversations allow students to become better listeners and the steps you can take to implement hands-down conversations in your classroom.

Available episodes

Listen to our available episodes below!

Season 4

Listen to Season 4!

  • Episode 5

  • Episode 4

  • Episode 3

  • Episode 2

  • Episode 1

Season 3

Listen to Season 3!

  • Episode 6

  • Episode 5

  • Episode 4

  • Episode 3

  • Episode 2

  • Episode 1

Season 2

Watch Season 2!

  • Episode 4

  • Episode 3

  • Episode 2

  • Episode 1

Season 1

Watch Season 1!

  • Episode 6

  • Episode 5

  • Episode 4

  • Episode 3

  • Episode 2

  • Episode 1

About your hosts

Learn more about your hosts!

Bethany Lockhart Johnson

Bethany Lockhart Johnson is an elementary school educator and author. Prior to serving as a multiple-subject teacher, she taught theater and dance, and now loves incorporating movement and creative play into her classroom. Bethany is committed to helping students find joy in discovering their identities as mathematicians. In addition to her role as a full-time classroom teacher, Bethany is a Student Achievement Partners California Core Advocate and is active in national and local mathematics organizations. Bethany is a member of the Illustrative Mathematics Elementary Curriculum Steering Committee and serves as a consultant, creating materials to support families during distance learning.

Dan Meyer

Dan Meyer taught high school math to students who didn’t like high school math. He has advocated for better math instruction on CNN, Good Morning America, Everyday With Rachel Ray, and TED.com. He earned his doctorate from Stanford University in math education and is currently the Dean of Research at Desmos, where he explores the future of math, technology, and learning. Dan has worked with teachers internationally and in all 50 United States and was named one of Tech & Learning’s 30 Leaders of the Future.

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Desmos accounts

Desmos is on a mission to help every student learn math and love learning math. Learn more about Desmos on Twitter and on Facebook.