TeacherGoals Podcast Episode 35

Canva in the Math Classroom with Heather Brown

"Look on Canva first, instead of Teachers Pay Teachers and other resources because it's free."

Heather Brown
Author, The Field Guide to the Canva Math Classroom: Transforming Anxiety into Excitement

How can we use Canva to increase creativity in the Math classroom? In this episode, our guest is Heather Brown, author of The Field Guide to the Canva Math Classroom: Transforming Anxiety into Excitement. Drawing on her experience as a math teacher and interventionist, she provides you with actionable strategies to increase student engagement by letting the creativity shine through the use of Canva in the classroom. Don’t miss this valuable conversation!

3 TeacherGoal Tips


Tip 1:

Use Canva to tap into your student's creative side in the math classroom 


Tip 2:
Allowing students to use Canva for creativity in math increases engagement for all students, including SWD 


Tip 3:
Canva has thousands of templates that can be adapted for lesson plans

This Episode Features...

Heather Brown

Heather Brown is an innovative and passionate teacher who loves engaging both students and educators. She lives in Dixon, Illinois with her four-year-old son, her husband, and their animals in their own “neck of the woods.” Heather has been teaching since 2009 and is currently a K-5 math interventionist and STEAM teacher at East Coloma-Nelson Elementary School in Rock Falls where she specializes in leveraging new technology to engage students and differentiate learning.

Heather is an ambitious author and presenter- her upcoming work is The Field Guide to the Canva Math Classroom: Transforming Anxiety into Excitement, co-authored with Amanda Fox and published by TeacherGoals. In this book, Heather focuses on increasing engagement and critical thinking skills in the math classroom and features more than 42 templates that can be used to teach math for grades K-12. In addition to being an author, Heather is also cohost of TechTalk Tuesdays, a copy editor and consultant for TeacherGoals. She has presented locally and nationally, including at conferences such as IDEAcon, ISTE and FETC. Heather is also a Teacher Canvassador for Canva.

Heather believes in the power of technology to help educators foster collaboration, critical thinking and creativity in the classroom. She is committed to helping teachers increase engagement and find innovative approaches to teaching.

Erica Terry, Host

Erica Terry is a 20-year educator and co-author of the Eva the Diva Girl rhyming picture book series written with her daughter, to empower young girls to build confidence and grow in self-love. She is also the founder of Terryfic Learning Company, where she equips teachers with actionable tools and resources to start a profitable online business and build generational wealth without stress.  

You can find her hanging out on Instagram @ericanterry_

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