Numeracy for All Learners with Dawn Dibley
CEO/Founder John Tapper was an elementary classroom teacher, math curriculum coordinator, and math coach for over 20 years. His teaching experiences range from the two-room elementary school in Vermont where he began his career to his work at the Neighborhood School on the Lower East side of Manhattan.
In the 1990s, he co-founded the nationally recognized Westminster Primary Program, an innovative non-graded public school in southern Vermont where children ages 6-10 learned together.
John completed his Ph.D. in Teaching and Learning at New York University focusing his research on teaching methods that support struggling math learners and the effects of poverty on mathematics learning.
John Tapper is the author of:
Solving For Why: Understanding, Assessing and Teaching Students Who Struggle
John has provided professional development on mathematics learning throughout the U.S., Eastern Europe, and Japan. He is currently a professor of elementary education at St. Michael’s College where he prepares future teachers to teach mathematics.
He was one of the founders of the All Learners Project, an effort to make math accessible to students regardless of background or circumstance.
“Mathematics is not about numbers, equations, computations, or algorithms:
it is about understanding.” —William Paul Thurston
Host TJ Jemison has been part of the Math Recovery Community since the early 2000s! TJ is a dynamic and experienced math workshop presenter who works with schools and districts to improve math instruction.
TJ has extensive experience as a special educator, curriculum developer, and math coach, teaching math to all ages from Pre-K to grade 6.
He facilitates math professional development sessions across the United States and internationally.
Jemison is the Communications Director and a Lead Facilitator for the All Learners Network.
He is a co-author of a new book on mathematics and children’s literature “Math by the Book” and co-host of the podcast “ALN Math Talk”.