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Episode 48 – Mitchell Sweet – Proportional Reasoning

In this episode, Mark talks with Mitch Sweet, who teaches using modeling methodology at Scottsdale Community College. They discuss his journey with modeling, and the many workshops he attended before becoming a workshop facilitator. They talk about building a community of modelers and the differences between high school and college. Finally, they talk about the…

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Episode 45 – Phil Culcasi – Give Kids a Reason To Learn

In this episode, Mark talks with Phil Culcasi, a science and math teacher from Illinois, about his experience using modeling methodologies and leading workshops. They talk about asking questions to get at the students’ thinking, grading without points, and whiteboarding. They also talk about Phil’s work with aspiring teachers and his current project to bring…

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Episode 44 – Kelli Warble – “Strong Advocate for Science Education”

In this episode, Mark talks with Kelli Warble, long-time modeler and now works at Arizona State University primarily in physics education. They talk about her early exposure to modeling instruction and the new units for modeling in the middle school math classroom that they’re working on, including this summer’s bite-size workshops in middle school math.…

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