Math anxiety can prevent students from taking risks, exploring mathematics, and reaching their potential. The solution? Making failure cheap. Matt Vaudrey, co-author of The Classroom Chef, will share four ways to make failure cheap in your classroom so your students can throw themselves into their learning with abandon.
A Google Certified Innovator and EdTech Coach from Southern California, Matt is a recovering math teacher who dresses in costumes, plays loud music, and stands on desks: anything to make content meaningful for his students. In risk-taking, he either succeeds or fails grandly. In either case, Matt asks for input via Twitter, and fellow educators from across the state, the country, and the world influence his pedagogy. His book, The Classroom Chef, is available on Amazon and online resources at classroomchef.com.
Matt encourages new and veteran teachers to step outside of what’s comfortable and utilize the resources freely shared online. This is a great time to be an educator, and Matt sets up the skills they need, gives a prompt, and gets out of the way.