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180 Days Education

Dr. Karen Greenhaus, Tim Pope

We are committed to helping educators and those in the education community explore the successes, challenges, and opportunities in education. We give a voice to educators who have committed their lives to developing learners and are constantly looking for ways to do so better. Join us every other week as we learn together, one conversation at a time!

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Leading Change in Mathematics - Why Education Takes a Team with Nubeja Allenh
Apr 29 2022
Leading Change in Mathematics - Why Education Takes a Team with Nubeja Allenh
Nubeja Allen is currently the Secondary Math Supervisor in Franklin Township Public Schools in Somerset, New Jersey. Throughout her 26 years in education, Nubeja has a diverse K -12 educational background having been a high school math teacher, a high school math supervisor, a high school vice-principal, an elementary vice-principal, an interim principal, and a K-12 district math supervisor.   Nubeja joins us to share some of the initiatives she has spearheaded in her district around student-centered, math standards-based learning, equitable practices in mathematics instruction, and pedagogical techniques to support questioning techniques and student engagement.   Her focus is on empowering teachers and enhancing their professional practice through professional learning, collaboration, and reflection. She is dedicated to supporting school leaders and teachers in creating school and classroom environments that are inviting to and nurture young adults. Nubeja is currently a doctoral student researching how school leaders can use social justice to advance equity in math education. To learn more about 180 Days, explore more conversations, and for full show notes please visit our website 180day.education. You can also connect with us on Facebook and Twitter @180dayspodcast or subscribe to our newsletter for updates! Links to Resources Mentioned in this episode: Nubeja AllenTwitter: Nubeja AllenFranklin Township Board of Education CLR - Culturally and Linguistically Responsive TeachingKarim Ani Dear Citizen Math (book)Citizen MathLearning for JusticeJo Boaler Mathematical MindsetsJohn Hattie Danielson GroupPrinciples to Action IXL Imagine MathDiscovering Math SeriesInteractive Math ProgramenVision Math 3-Act math Tasks McGraw-Hill
Leading Change in Mathematics - Why Education Takes a Team with Nubeja Allenh
Apr 29 2022
Leading Change in Mathematics - Why Education Takes a Team with Nubeja Allenh
Nubeja Allen is currently the Secondary Math Supervisor in Franklin Township Public Schools in Somerset, New Jersey. Throughout her 26 years in education, Nubeja has a diverse K -12 educational background having been a high school math teacher, a high school math supervisor, a high school vice-principal, an elementary vice-principal, an interim principal, and a K-12 district math supervisor.   Nubeja joins us to share some of the initiatives she has spearheaded in her district around student-centered, math standards-based learning, equitable practices in mathematics instruction, and pedagogical techniques to support questioning techniques and student engagement.   Her focus is on empowering teachers and enhancing their professional practice through professional learning, collaboration, and reflection. She is dedicated to supporting school leaders and teachers in creating school and classroom environments that are inviting to and nurture young adults. Nubeja is currently a doctoral student researching how school leaders can use social justice to advance equity in math education. To learn more about 180 Days, explore more conversations, and for full show notes please visit our website 180day.education. You can also connect with us on Facebook and Twitter @180dayspodcast or subscribe to our newsletter for updates! Links to Resources Mentioned in this episode: Nubeja AllenTwitter: Nubeja AllenFranklin Township Board of Education CLR - Culturally and Linguistically Responsive TeachingKarim Ani Dear Citizen Math (book)Citizen MathLearning for JusticeJo Boaler Mathematical MindsetsJohn Hattie Danielson GroupPrinciples to Action IXL Imagine MathDiscovering Math SeriesInteractive Math ProgramenVision Math 3-Act math Tasks McGraw-Hill
Lessons from Abroad - Expats in EDU with Corey Andreasen
Jul 22 2021
Lessons from Abroad - Expats in EDU with Corey Andreasen
Corey is a leader in the mathematics and statistics education communities nationwide. He has consulted and served as a writer on two AP statistics textbooks and written supplemental classroom materials for statistics teachers. Furthermore, Corey has facilitated workshops for mathematics teachers on a variety of topics, including Common Core workshops on modeling with probability and statistics. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Mathematics Council and on committees at the state and national levels.   Corey has been teaching mathematics for more than 20 years. Many of those have been at North High School in Sheboygan, WI but he now teaches at the American School of the Hague. He has taught many grade levels and courses but he believes he would confess he has a soft spot for teaching AP Statistics. Corey shares his journey to becoming an expat and gives some insight into teaching in other countries as well as some tips for those who might be considering a similar career path.   We hear how Corey came to the decision to move to another country to teach, and his different experiences in Qatar and the Netherlands. This includes teaching elementary for the first time, dealing with cultural differences, and different curriculums, resources and expectations. The journey includes trying to find positions for both a music and math teacher at the same time, and how connections and job fairs play such a role in finding international teaching jobs.     Listen and learn more about Corey’s international experiences, as well as Tim’s, and get some good teaching tips and strategies along the way!     To learn more and for full show notes with links to resources mentioned, please visit   You can also connect with us on Facebook and Twitter @180dayspodcast or subscribe to our newsletter for updates!
Elementary Approaches with Michael Greenlee & Tracey Ramirez (Charles A. Dana Center)
Jun 17 2021
Elementary Approaches with Michael Greenlee & Tracey Ramirez (Charles A. Dana Center)
In part 2 of our 3-episode series on professional development and supporting systemic educational change, we talk with Michael Greenlee and Tracey Ramirez from Charles A. Dana Center’s Leadership Team at The University of Texas in Austin, TX. Join us for a conversation on systemic change in mathematics and science education at the elementary level.   Michael Greenlee and Tracey Ramirez are both Professional Learning Facilitators at the K-12 Mathematics and Science, K-12 Services, at the Dana Center. Michael and Tracey work with teachers and school leadership, and collaborate with districts and states to address specific concerns at a system level to foster equity and access for all students, with particular emphasis at the elementary level. They provide professional learning experiences on instructional leadership, high-leverage teaching practices, and relevant student learning practices.    They share about The Charles A. Dana Center’s role in supporting systemic change in mathematics and science teaching at the elementary level. They discuss the work they do with teachers and the challenges of creating systemic education change. They share their own personal experiences as teachers and how that helps in their work as facilitators, and share strategies and experiences that provide insight into how important research-based professional learning is to systemic educational change.   To learn more and for full show notes with links to resources mentioned, please visit   You can also connect with us on Facebook and Twitter @180dayspodcast or subscribe to our newsletter for updates!
Supporting Leaders, Teachers, and Students with Dr. Shelly LeDoux and Jacqueline LeJeune
Jun 3 2021
Supporting Leaders, Teachers, and Students with Dr. Shelly LeDoux and Jacqueline LeJeune
In this first in a 3-episode series on professional development and supporting systemic educational change, we talk with Dr. Shelly LeDoux and Jacqueline LeJeune who join us from The University of Texas at Austin Charles A. Dana Center’s Leadership Team to discuss systemic change in mathematics and science education.   The University of Texas at Austin Charles A. Dana Center is a renowned research-based organization that has worked for almost 30 years to develop and deliver math and science curriculum and professional learning that supports educators and students from K-16, to ensure equitable access to excellent education. Dr. Shelly LeDoux is the Interim Manager of K-12 Services for the Dana Center, and Jacqueline Le Jeune is a Professional Learning Facilitator on the K-12 Leadership team at the Dana Center. Shelly and Jacqueline work with teachers and school leadership, and collaborate with districts and states to address specific concerns at a system level to foster equity and access for all students. They provide professional learning experiences on instructional leadership, high-leverage teaching practices, and relevant student learning practices.   In this episode, Shelly and Jackie share about The Charles A. Dana Center’s role in supporting systemic change in mathematics and science teaching. They discuss the work they do with educational leaders and the challenges of creating systemic education change. They also share strategies and experiences that provide insight into how important research-based professional learning is to systemic educational change.
Environmental Education - Citizens of Earth with Katie Isaak Ginsberg
May 20 2021
Environmental Education - Citizens of Earth with Katie Isaak Ginsberg
Katie Isaak Ginsberg is a parent and advocate for environmental literacy, which led her to found the Children’s Environmental Literacy Foundation(CELF), where she serves as the Executive Director and Chair Emeritus. She saw the need to educate students about the links between human health, poverty, consumption, conflict and the environment. After extensive research, she combined her background in design, management marketing, and business development to create a foundation that brings the best practices in sustainability education to K-12 educators and schools. Ms. Ginsberg speaks and provides seminars and conferences on sustainability and re-orienting education through place-based and project-based education, and, as part of her work, was a featured presenter at the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting. Ms. Ginsberg shares her reasons for founding CELF in 2003, and how that work has influenced policy and curriculum in the schools and districts. She shares case studies and the importance of communities working together to really help focus on environmental sustainability. Her foundation's work with schools is designed to support teachers where they are, using their own curriculum and standards, but changing the lens to focus on how you can incorporate sustainability concepts into what is already being taught. For 180 Days Podcast listeners CELF is offering a special 50% off registration fees discount for their annual Summer Institues( Use code “180DAYS”(all caps!) at checkout. To learn more and for full show notes with links to resources mentioned, please visit You can also connect with us on Facebook and Twitter @180dayspodcast or subscribe to our newsletter for updates!
The Art & Expertise of Education - Research, TeacherEd & Politics with Tabitha Dell’Angelo
May 6 2021
The Art & Expertise of Education - Research, TeacherEd & Politics with Tabitha Dell’Angelo
Dr. Tabitha Dell’Angelo is a professor, storyteller, playwright, mother, and potential school board member. She holds a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Development from the University of Pennsylvania and is currently a professor at The College of New Jersey, in addition to her work as an improvisational acting teacher at Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, PA.  Tabitha shares her arts-based research approach as a way of communicating findings, through plays and comics. She launched the Urban Education Program at The College of New Jersey, which is focused on recognizing and responding to conditions that contribute to inequalities in schools. Through first-hand experience, she talks through teacher education and preparing pre-service teachers for the reality of teaching, particularly in high-needs urban districts. She shares her ideas on what areas of education need to be completely overhauled, and her journey to running for her local School Board. Tabitha’s experience of the political process—the stress of running for the first time, the vulnerability of going door-to-door to ask strangers(potential voters) for money, trying to be bipartisan in a very partisan time—offers us a behind the scenes look into processes that guide what teachers in a district’s classrooms can do. To learn more about Tabitha and for full show notes with links to the resources mentioned in the episode, please visit 180days.education/podcast. You can also connect with us on social or subscribe to our newsletter at the bottom of our site at
Creating Equitable Mathematics Achievement with Dr. Pamela Seda
Mar 25 2021
Creating Equitable Mathematics Achievement with Dr. Pamela Seda
Dr. Pamela Seda has been a math educator for over 30 years. She works as the K-12 Math Coordinator for Griffin/Spalding County Schools in Georgia. Dr. Seda is also the owner of Seda Educational Consulting. Karen worked with Pam last summer on an Equity in Education Webinar, in partnership with Casio Education and TODOS Math for All, where Dr. Seda shared her “ICUCAREr” framework and talked about making mathematics a more equitable experience for all students to be successful, and thought it would be beneficial for you to have Dr. Seda join us and share more about her framework and her diverse teaching experiences that support equity in education. The 7 parts of her I.C.U.C.A.R.E framework represent the seven principles for equity pedagogy: Include others as experts(be) Critically ConsciousUnderstand your students well(use) Culturally relevant curriculaAssess, Active and build on prior knowledgeRelease controlExpect more Dr. Seda explores each of the 7 principles in-depth with us and shares both examples and stories of how these principles promote the learning and teaching of mathematics from an equitable approach. Some of the themes that emerged in our conversation were understanding your students, allowing students to be ‘experts’, and building an environment so that students are free to learn on their own and discover mathematics. To learn more about Dr. Seda and for full show notes, including links to all the resources mentioned in the episode please visit 180days.education You can also connect with us on Facebook and Twitter or subscribe to our newsletter to stay connected!
Supporting Teachers & Students through a Pandemic with Ismael Zamora
Jan 14 2021
Supporting Teachers & Students through a Pandemic with Ismael Zamora
In our first episode of our new season, we talk to Ismael Zamora, the Math and Science Department Chair for Bloom High School in Chicago, IL.  Ish has been an educator for over 20 years and in this episode talks about the challenges and successes of leading during this crazy time of Covid19 and remote teaching and learning. Supporting teachers as they are struggling with moving from face-to-face teaching to online teaching is a huge issue facing many education leaders. Ish shares strategies to help teachers develop relationships with their students even when they cannot ‘see’ them virtually. He talks about coaching cycles and conversations with teachers to help them engage students, create better assessments, and new ways of thinking about content and helping teachers become more reflective. There are several resources/tools mentioned throughout the podcast episode. The links to these are provided below. Resources Mentioned: ClassKick – tool to allow you to create collaborative work, see students work, and give feedback. ClassPad.net – a free, dynamic math tool that provides all-in-one ability to demonstrate, create, see all math, and share activities with students. Danielson Rubric – A framework for teaching (4 domains) GoGuardian – tool to manage schools 1:1 technology. NearPod – A tool to make your lessons interactive (media, assessments, lessons) PearDeck – a google slides support that lets you transform your presentations into classroom conversations. Rubric Suggestions for Standards Based Grading