AIMS Center

Re-present!

Usually one would see that exclamation as “Represent!” and it conjures up images of fans in team colors, a spirited school group or some other proud group member.  The individual (or individuals) is recognized as a part of the larger group, and while the whole group is not present, this individual should perform or act… Continue Reading

Playful Measurement

Today I want to write about one of the simple ways my colleague Grace and I engaged our students in playful counting. One of the significant things I have realized after reading the research around student adaptive pedagogy is that our students are not counting enough, but that they don’t need more practice with rote… Continue Reading

Ecosystems Have Histories – Part 2

In my previous post, I shared research scientist Bronwyn Bevan’s piece on ecological perspectives and learning ecosystems in STEM education. Bevan provides four considerations that can help those involved in learning ecosystems confront existing norms and rethink dominant practices. These considerations seek to disrupt traditional methods and can help us think more critically about the… Continue Reading

Let’s Build – Part 3

There is nothing better than listening to, learning from, and growing from a presentation given by one of your own. I was privileged to hear from four of my colleagues during our two-and-a-half days together during the AIMS Facilitators cadre meeting in Dallas, TX. My cognitive depth and understanding grew because of what I heard… Continue Reading

Let’s Build – Part 2

I wake up daily craving a morning cup coffee, quite similar to how I crave spending time collaborating and working alongside my colleagues. Savoring the smells and taste of a good cup of “joe” is how I feel about my collegial work. I look forward to it, and it is one hundred percent worth it!!… Continue Reading

Down the Rabbit Hole

“The rabbit-hole went straight on like a tunnel for some way, and then dipped suddenly down, so suddenly that Alice had not a moment to think about stopping herself before she found herself falling down a very deep well.” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Alice had it easy. In a recent colleague’s blog,… Continue Reading