A second-grade teacher challenges the raise-your-hand-to-speak tradition and enables a classroom community of student-driven conversations that share both mathematical understandings and misunderstandings.
Lisa A. Brooks, firstname.lastname@example.org, teaches math and science methods classes in the College of Education at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. She is interested in fostering student engagement through communication and the use of manipulatives.
Juli K. Dixon, email@example.com, is a professor of mathematics education at the University of Central Florida. Her professional interests relate to communicating and justifying mathematical ideas and deepening teachers' mathematics content knowledge for teaching.