MICHAEL WASKI – Making Math More Approachable for All Our Students
This DME workshop is for educators teaching students in the third plane, aged 12-18.
Many students do not go into fields such as science, technology, engineering, and medicine because they do not have the necessary math backgrounds to support their passion for these areas of study. This often happens not because of the content, but because of student attitudes toward the subject, which often disproportionately effects certain groups in our population and thus creates barriers to advancement in our society. We can begin to effect change in a demonstrable way by altering our approach to math education. This workshop will examine how we can strengthen our methodology, focus, and classroom structure in order to begin to close this gap, and thus provide more opportunities for all our students.
About Michael Waski
Michael has worked in both public and private Montessori adolescent communities since 2000 and holds both adolescent and elementary diplomas from AMI. He has written several books about teaching Montessori mathematics to adolescents, has been a lecturer at the AMI/NAMTA Orientation for Adolescent Studies since 2009, and has given talks to Montessori practitioners around the world. In 2018, Michael transitioned from the classroom to a new role where he could share his ideas, practices, and enthusiasm with the community of Montessori adolescent practitioners. As the Director of the Math Institute at Great Work, Inc., Michael has truly expanded his message to a global audience.
This workshop is part of MSCA’s Education Series: Events for Montessori educators, parents, and leaders. The DME events comprise two workshops for educators of each plane of development throughout the year. All MSCA events will be delivered online in 2021.
We encourage live-attendance at our events so that you can gain the most out of the session. However this event will be recorded and made available to view for a limited time by ticket holders who cannot attend the live workshop. Please notify email@example.com if you will require the recording.