Get More Math Podcast

Enabling Student Discovery in the Classroom with Jay Meadows

July 22, 2020 Josh Britton and Derek Maxson Season 2 Episode 2
Get More Math Podcast
Enabling Student Discovery in the Classroom with Jay Meadows
Show Notes

In this episode, listen to a riveting conversation between Get More Math founder and podcast host, Josh Britton, and Jay Meadows. During Jay's time in the classroom, his teaching philosophy was to never give any answers but empower his students to figure out the problems.

Episode Highlights: 

  • the excitement students feel when they figure out answers to their own problems
  • teaching is like brain surgery, but without cutting
  • how Jay conducted his classroom
  • how kids discovering answers for themselves sticks in the long term 
  • helping kids discover their own capacity in the classroom

We hope you enjoy this discussion and are encouraged to continue using Get More Math in your classroom or interested to learn more about how you can start using Get More Math.

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About our Guest
Jay has been working in education for over 25 years.  Many years ago, Jay was a Peace Corps volunteer in the Altai Mountains of Kazakhstan where he worked to help establish a school that focused on the English language, environmental science, and economics.  Jay spent several years working on educational exchange programs for the US State Department before spending a decade in a middle school in Vermont teaching math and science.  Jay has spent the past three years working as the Chief Education Officer for Exemplars, who focus on developing performance tasks for students grades K-12. 

Jay's mission in life is to help prepare students to solve the problems of the 21st Century.  Jay's favorite job was working as a Divemaster on the tropical island of Koh Tao in Thailand for a year.  Jay is currently working on his second master's degree through the Vermont Mathematics Institute in Mathematics.