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More Math for More People

CPM Educational Program is a non-profit publisher of math textbooks for grades 6-12. As part of its mission, CPM provides a multitude of professional learning opportunities for math educators. The More Math for More People podcast is part of that outreach and mission. Published biweekly, the hosts, Joel Miller and Misty Nikula, discuss the CPM curriculum, trends in math education and share strategies to shift instructional practices to create a more inclusive and student-centered classroom. They also highlight upcoming CPM professional learning opportunities and have conversations with math educators about how they do what they do. We hope that you find the podcast informative, engaging and fun. Intro music credit: JuliusH from pixabay.com.

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Episode 2.11: Where Joel and Misty talk about string cheese and begin a conversation about equity with Pam Seda
It's another fine episode of the More Math for More People podcast!On this episode, first Joel and Misty discuss the merits of string cheese and why Misty no longer gets to eat it by herself...Then there's part one of a conversation with Pam Seda about equity in the math classroom and how EVERY teacher can begin to address it. You can find out more about Pam  and find her ICUCARE framework at https://www.sedaeducationalconsulting.com/ or follow her on Twitter at @pamseda1.And... the 2023 CPM Teacher Conference registration is opening! Get in by November 15 and you'll get the Early Bird Discount pricing! 
28:13 09/20/2022
Episode 2.10: Where Joel and Misty discuss telephone call data and learn about how to prepare for a block schedule
It's Telephone Tuesday! Be sure to call everyone that you know. But what order will you choose? Misty has preferences...Also Darrell Trussell and Rhonda Pierre, two CPM Professional Learning Team members stop by to talk about how they prepared to teach CPM on a block schedule. They have a number of tips for you!And there is also an important announcement plus learn how YOU could be on the More Math for More People podcast!Send your voice memos to cpmpodcast@cpm.org!
26:10 09/06/2022
Episode 2.9: Where Joel and Misty learn about the Site -Based Leadership Program and deal with an audio file curse!
It's another fine quality episode of the More Math for More People podcast for you!This episode Joel and Misty talk with Sara Thompson, RPLC for the Southwest region, and Erin Schneider, a Professional Learning team member who lives in Louisville, KY, about the new  Site- Based Leadership Program. You can find more information and the interest form at sbl.cpm.org or by emailing your questions to sbl@cpm.org.This episode seemed to be CURSED by audio problems! Why!?!And... more start of the year advice from members of the PL Team!Here's the link to the youtube video that we mention for Embrace your Inner Nerd Day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZZ1OWQTgqQ
33:05 08/23/2022
Episode 2.8: Where Joel and Misty discuss reading strategies on National Book Lover's Day
It's another thrilling episode of the More Math for More People podcast!On National Book Lover's Day, first Joel and Misty talk about the books that they love. Then they are joined by Jocelyn Dunnack, the Regional Professional Learning Coordinator for the Northeast Region, and Erin Kenney, a member of the CPM Professional Learning team and a special education teacher from Louisville, KY, to discuss reading strategies for math classrooms. YES! CPM books have a lot of reading... and YES! Students can access this material and become better readers. and YES! You can help them with this - even if you aren't a "reading teacher". So come join the conversation.Also, another segment of "Start of the Year Advice" from members of the CPM Professional Learning team. 
37:26 08/09/2022
Episode 2.7: Where Joel and Misty celebrate All or Nothing Day and continue their conversation about high kids and low kids
It's July 26 and it's National All or Nothing Day - which will you choose!?Also, this week we have part 2 of Joel and Misty's conversation with Rachel Lambert, a former classroom teacher, special education teacher, and currently an assistant professor in the Gervitz Graduate School of Education at University of California Santa Barbara.You can find Rachel's blog and links to her work at mathematizing4all.com.If you're interested in submitting a proposal for or registering to attend the Great Lakes Regional Conference in Detroit, MI on October 8-9, here are some links for you!Speaker ProposalsRegistration
24:03 07/26/2022
Episode 2.6: Where Joel and Misty discuss jello and the myth of high kids and low kids
Welcome to "it's officially summer" and Episode 2.6 of the More Math for More People Podcast!This week Joel and Misty talk about the nuances of making jello for National Eat your Jello Day. Then they are joined by Rachel Lambert, a former classroom teacher, special education teacher, and currently an assistant professor in the Gervitz Graduate School of Education at University of California Santa Barbara. Rachel's passion is also finding ways to create more math for more people by looking at how math education and special education intersect. This is part 1 of their conversation. You can find Rachel's blog and links to her work at mathematizing4all.com.Dylan Kane's blog post can be found at www.edutopia.org/article/thwarting-deficit-narratives-math-class.You'll have to email Joel at cpmpodcast@cpm.org for the jello salad recipe. 
28:01 07/12/2022
Episode 2.5: Where Joel and Misty celebrate Paul Bunyan and learn a lot about CPM's 8th grade support course
It's Episode 2.5 of the More Math for More People podcast!This week, Joel and Misty celebrate National Paul Bunyan day and Misty challenges Joel to sing a Paul Bunyan song for you all!Then they also talk with two people who know a lot about the CPM 8th grade support course, Inspirations and Ideas. Jamie Bernath, a teacher from Wisconsin, talks about her experience with the course in her classroom and Dr. Lisa Amick, an associate professor at the University of Kentucky, discusses the research done on the course so far. If you want kids to change their minds about math AND raise their math understanding, this is the course for you!You can find out more about the Inspirations and Ideas course by contacting your Regional Professional Learning Coordinator (cpm.org/regional-contacts).
31:45 06/28/2022
Episode 2.4: Where Joel and Misty talk about baths and flip their perspectives about multilingual learners
Here we are again with another episode of More Math for More People!Today is International Bath Day and we learn Joel and Misty's preferences for taking baths (or not). They are also joined by Dan Henderson, CPM writer, and Danielle Boggs, CPM Professional Learning Specialist, as they discuss an article that these two helped write for the May CPM Newsletter called Monoglot Mysteries. It's a fascinating read that challenges the readers' perspectives about multilingual learners as we think about supporting learners in the math classroom.And some announcements! (Speaker proposals for the 2023 CPM Teacher Conference are due by June 30!)
16:52 06/14/2022
Episode 2.3: Where Joel and Misty discuss macarons and learn about how to help students with mistakes
Welcome to another thrilling episode of the More Math for More People podcast!On this Episode Joel and Misty talk about National Macaron Day (coconut? French? Emmanuel?). And it's also Joel's home state day - congrats, Utah!They also have a conversation with Tony Jones, one of the CPM writers, about his article The Magic of Mistakes: Are Correct Answers Really Necessary from the May CPM Newsletter.Come join in the fun and learning!
30:26 05/31/2022
Episode 2.2: Where Joel and Misty go "off the rails" about National Cherry Cobbler Day and also learn about MORE new learning events!
It's Episode 2 of Season 2 of the More Math for More People podcast!Today is National Cherry Cobbler Day and did Joel and Misty say that they wanted to have fun on the podcast? Well, that's definitely evident today!Also, they talk with Karen Bloom about Course Chats and you'll learn that Course Chats are now Content Sessions! A great way to get some planning done and get some insider information from a CPM course expert.And... They talk with Laura Bain and Lisa Comfort, who are on the team creating the Building on Foundations learning event agendas. Another new support for teachers implementing CPM beyond their first year.And more Announcements, Announcements!
34:42 05/17/2022
Episode 2.1: Where Joel and Misty talk about wooden shoes and learn about the Building on Discourse learning event
Welcome to Season 2 of the More Math for More People Podcast!Joel and Misty are back with more delightful shenanigans this week as they celebrate National Two Colored Shoes Day. They also talk with Jocelyn Dunnack and Jeremiah Morgan to learn about the Building on Discourse learning event that launches this summer. Plus  Announcements, Announcements!Send your questions, comments and suggestions to cpmpodcast@cpm.org
22:35 05/03/2022
Episode 25: Where Joel and Misty talk about garlic AND you get a Season 1 wrap up treat!
It's our final episode of Season 1!As a treat Joel and Misty first talk about National Garlic Day and then they give you a "Best of Season 1" montage! Enjoy and come back for Season 2 beginning in May. It'll be exponentially better than Season 1!
37:02 04/19/2022
Episode 24: Where Joel and Misty do some reflecting and talk about First Contact Day
It's Episode 24 of More Math for More People! In this episode, Joel and Misty discuss how they might celebrate First Contact Day (Trekkies will know!). They also reflect on some "ahas" that they've had during Implementation Support Visits this year and discuss some of the options that sites have for additional support. It's always fun!
29:43 04/05/2022
Episode 23: Where Joel and Misty talk about daffodils, make some announcements and learn about the Academy of Best Practices
Join Joel and Misty as they celebrate National Daffodil Day (and Misty's Mom's Birthday!). Then they have some "Announcements, Announcements" for you about things happening this summer. Lastly, Bruce Brusoe, Regional Professional Learning Coordinator for the Great Lakes Region (including Kentucky...) joins them to talk about the Academy of Best Practices. This has GOT to be one of the best deals in all of education! Find out so you won't miss out!
29:49 03/22/2022
Episode 22: Where Joel and Misty talk about Oregon and being nasty PLUS it’s the CPM Teacher Conference!
Join Joel and Misty this week to hear some impressions, reflections and learnings from the 2022 CPM Teacher Conference. It’s going to make you want to submit a proposal and plan to attend next year!
29:51 03/08/2022
Episode 21: Where Joel and Misty talk about their dogs' preferences for walks and Orencio Medina joins them to talk about his implementation success
Unfortunately, it’s only Episode 21 of the More Math for More People podcast (how cool would it have been to be Episode 22 on 2/22/22?!?!?) It’s alo National Walk your Dog Day. Wendell and Bella have very different opinions about walks...Orencio Medina, a teacher from Arizona, joins Joel and Misty to talk about his challenges implementing CPM and his successes!Come join us for the fun!
21:55 02/22/2022
Episode 20: Where Joel and Misty discuss the flying of kites and talk with Alexis Reid about her CPM experiences
It's February 8, 2022 and Episode 20 (wow!).In this episode, Joel and Misty discuss their experiences flying kites (which involved a lot of running for Misty...). We also have another edition of "Making CPM Mine" where Joel and Misty talk with Alexis Reid, a teacher in NYC, about her experiences implementing CPM in her classroom. They both wish that they could have her as a teacher!
30:55 02/08/2022
Episode 19: Where Joel and Misty DO NOT talk about Opposite Day nor do they talk to Mindy Karp about her CPM inclusion classroom... Or DO they?
It's National Opposite Day and Episode 19 of the More Math for More People Podcast! Joel and Misty discuss the philosophical ramifications of declaring it National Opposite Day and all of the things that they will (or will not?) be doing on said day... It's very confusing, our apologies.They also have a conversation with Mindy Karp from Poway Schools in San Diego as installment #2 of "Making CPM Mine". She is a special education teacher and discusses how she co-teaches and helps her students own their math learning and work collaboratively.So please DO NOT enjoy!
26:36 01/25/2022
Episode 18: Where Joel and Misty talk with CPM teachers about how they have Made CPM Mine and they discuss milk products on National Milk Day
It's National Milk Day! You won't believe the amount of random information that Joel has about milk products... Also, we talk with Jonathan Kell, a teacher from Anoka-Hennepin SD in MN about how he has integrated CPM into his existing teaching in the first in our series called "Making CPM Mine". And Joel might need some fact checking.... 
38:20 01/11/2022
Episode 17: Episode 17: Where Joel and Misty talk about monkeys, do some dramatic reenactments and the PL Team does a Whiparound
It’s Episode 17 and we will be taking a break for the holidays. So Joel and Misty discuss National Monkey Day with Ashley and then do a couple of dramatic reenactments of “famous” CPM problems. Lastly, the PL Team gives teachers some mid-year advice in the form of a Whiparound.Happy Holidays from More Math for More People CPM Podcast!
35:18 12/14/2021
Episode 16: Where Joel and Misty talk about mason jars, research and taking risks
Welcome to Episode 16! Joel and Misty talk about mason jars and pickling for National Mason Jar Day. Then we have TWO guests this week!First, Dr. Lara Jasien talks about CPM research (contact her below!). Then, John Hayes joins us again to talk about talk moves and taking risks in your classroom in order to grow! It’s good stuff!Google form for CPM research requestsContact info for Dr. Lara Jasien:larajasien@cpm.orgORresearch@cpm.org
35:54 11/30/2021
Episode 15: Where Joel and Misty discuss sewing buttons and making good assessments
It's Episode 15!It's National Button Day - so Joel and Misty go off about buttons for a bit... And we got a Study Team and Teaching Strategy mashup from a listener! How about a Fish-bassador?They are also joined by Gail Anderson from the Curriculum and Assessment department at CPM. They discuss "What makes a good assessment?"Come and learn with us!
31:52 11/16/2021
Episode 14: Where Joel and Misty model a Pairs Check about how to make deviled eggs and they talk with Dr Judy Kysh about CPM’s beginnings
Episode 14 is here! It’s National Deviled Egg Day so Joel and Misty talk about how to make them as they model a Pairs Check Study Team and Teaching Strategy. They also have a conversation with Dr Judy Kysh, one of the founders of CPM, about how it all got started 30+ years ago… She has some great stories that you won’t want to miss! So grab your deviled eggs of choice and come hang out with us for awhile.
27:59 11/02/2021
Episode 13: Where Joel and Misty make a new friend with Dr Leslie Dietiker and talk about Mathematical Storylines
Here it is! Episode 13 of More Math for More People!This week Joel and Misty spend some time talking with Dr Leslie Dietiker about mathematical storylines - what they are, why they matter and how they show up in CPM courses. They also do a Reciprocal Teaching study team and teaching strategy to tell each other about implementation support visits and CPM coaching. And it's National New Friends Day - And we are happy that you are one of ours!
35:36 10/19/2021
Episode 12: Where Joel and Misty talk about childhood memories with great grandparents and tell you SO MUCH about the CPM Teacher Conference with a Gallery Walk
It's a MEGA episode of More Math for More People! It's Episode 12 and we have so much to share with you on this National Be Nice, Get Funky and World Teacher's Day. Joel and Misty chat with each of the presenters for the CPM Teacher Conference Pre-Sessions with a Gallery Walk. The CPM Teacher Conference is on February 26 and 27, 2022 so you won't want to miss out! Registration is open now. cpm.org/teacher-conference
42:39 10/05/2021
Episode 11; Where Joel and Misty learn about mooncakes, how to get your study teams going and STTS mashups
Episode 11 of More Math for More People is here! Joel and Misty talk with Wendy Phillips about how she gets her study teams established first thing! They also discuss the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival and challenge listeners to come up with some interesting STTS combinations. Lastly, have you heard of Core Matters? They can help you get started in your classroom with ease!
29:18 09/21/2021
Episode 10: Where Joel and Misty learn about number talks, share some study team hints and are joined by their alter egos
It’s Episode 10 of More Math for More People! Joel and Misty have a conversation with Angela Kraft about how she uses number talks in her classroom and their benefits. They also share some of the ways that they set up study teams at the beginning of the school year. They are also joined by JJ Mills and Nicky M to model an Ambassador Study Team and Teaching Strategy. You won’t want to miss out!
27:43 09/07/2021
Episode 9: Where Joel and Misty learn about Pluto "just in time"...
In this episode of More Math for More People, Joel and Misty talk with Karen Wootton, CPM President and Director of Curriculum and Assessment about "just in time" versus "just in case" instruction and how to think about "instructional loss" (or not...).  We also discuss TWO Study Team and Teaching Strategies - Teammates Consult and Huddle (bit.ly/CPMPlutoHuddle
35:42 08/24/2021
Episode 8: Where Joel and Misty finish their conversation with Tom and Marcus and discuss all of the great things about spoiled dogs
In Episode 8 of the More Math for More People podcast, we pick up where we left off last time with our conversation with Tom Stricklin and Marcus Blakeney about supporting minority students in the classroom. We also get a little carried away in our discussion of dogs for National Spoil Your Dog Day (Bella and Wendell are NOT spoiled!) and Tom and Marcus help us demonstrate a Traveling Salesperson study team and teaching strategy. It's good stuff, so listen to the entire thing!
26:09 08/10/2021
Episode 7: Where Joel and Misty talk about creme brulee and continue their conversation with Tom and Marcus
Do you like creme brulee? Listen to Episode 7 of the More Math for More People and hear us demonstrate a Swapmeet teaching strategy about National Creme Brulee Day.  We also continue with part 2 of our 3-part conversation with Marcus Blakeney and Tom Stricklin about how to support minority students in the math classroom. 
28:55 07/27/2021