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Inspiring Voices from the Classroom

Video Series for Educators

Dr. Kristopher Childs

How are teachers reimagining the field of mathematics education during the pandemic? Tune into Kristopher J. Childs's new video series, Inspiring Voices from the Classroom to find out! Available starting in April 2022, the pilot series was filmed live in Atlanta, Georgia and premiered on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. You can watch all videos to date below.

Inspiring Voices from the Classroom is designed to recognize and highlight current mathematics classroom teachers and provide a positive platform that allows their authentic voices to be heard. Teachers will have the opportunity to sit-down with the host Dr. Kristopher J. Childs to tell their personal stories of being a teacher. These stories will be vital as the responsibilities of a teacher have shifted due to the pandemic and a once in a lifetime opportunity is occurring in education to reimagine the field.


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Series Preview & Video Playlist


View all available episodes in the playlist below or on YouTube, which include: 

  • Mathematics, Standards, and Middle School featuring Kenneth Golden
  • The Life of a High School Mathematics Teacher featuring Cori Colby
  • Connecting Culture, Curriculum, and Mathematics featuring Georgina Rivera
  • Teaching Mathematics with a PhD featuring Dr. Damarrio C. Holloway
  • Teaching Mathematics to Students with Disabilities featuring Nickeva Jones



About Dr. Kristopher J. Childs

Kristopher J. Childs is Chief Academic, Equity, and Social Office at Open Up Resources, a national educational nonprofit. He is a former public school mathematics teacher in urban school settings at the secondary level as well as a former assistant professor of STEM education at Texas Tech University, and has held various positions in academia and related fields.

Childs holds a bachelor of science in computer engineering from Florida A&M University, a master of science in mathematics education from Nova Southeastern University, and a doctor of philosophy in mathematics education from University of Central Florida.

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