I am a mathematics educator, speaker, and writer in Austin, Texas. I am committed to helping all students achieve a bright future by working toward opening doors to a high quality education. This website provides a collection of information and links related to my work and areas of interest.
- Website on my 1999-2000 Peace Corps experience teaching math in Burkina Faso
- Charles A. Dana Center, where I work as a Senior Fellow on a variety of mathematics and policy projects, including a new 12th-grade mathematics course called Advanced Mathematical Decision Making
- Math Solutions—the publisher of my book Faster Isn’t Smarter (May 2009)
- National Council of Teachers of Mathematics—I served as President from 2004-2006.
- Selected webcasts of some of my presentations for NCTM: 2001 closing session (Lessons from Peace Corps service in Africa), 2005 Presidential Address (Who’s Doing the Talking?), 2006 Presidential Address (Leveling the Playing Field), 2007 Past President’s Address (Lessons from Advertising)
Based on Cathy L. Seeley’s award-winning NCTM President’s Messages, and including dozens of new messages, this must-have resource offers straight talk and common sense about some of the most thought-provoking and important issues today. With topics ranging from the impact of rising expectations and the trap of timed tests to the role of technology and the phenomenon of jumping on bandwagons, this book provides a base for lively discussion among teachers, parents, leaders, and policy makers.
I would like to hear from you!
Some of my favorite things to write were my NCTM President’s Messages. I am always eager to write more things like that.
So if there’s an education topic you want me to write about, please let me know. You can email me or leave your comment below. (It may take a day or so for your comment to show up on the site. I approve all comments before they appear, so I can make sure nothing offensive comes up.)