MIND Blog Rewind: July 2019

Each month here on the MIND blog, we share stories of how our organization, our partners, and educators across the country are advancing the mission to mathematically equip all students to solve the world’s most challenging problems. We also share resources for educators and students, and cover some of the exciting events we take part in across the country. 

There’s a lot to talk about, so we want to make sure you don’t miss any of it. Welcome to the first MIND Blog Rewind! Each month, we’ll recap some of the great content coming out of MIND and our community. Here’s a roundup of stories from July 2019:


Alesha Arp shared some strategies for avoiding the “summer slide” by fueling students' curiosity over the summer months. She recounted her own experiences with her daughter, as well as lessons learned from being an educator and a Senior UX Researcher here at MIND. 

Kelsey Skaggs recapped a very busy week for MIND at ISTE 2019. From the collaboration with our partner Cisco, to thought leadership sessions featuring our own Brandon Smith and Ki Karou, to the epic meeting between JiJi and Cisco’s Hutiit was an event to remember.

Our new Content Specialist Jolene Haley wrote about MIND’s Independence Day celebration which capped off her first month at MIND. She reflected on the uniqueness of the culture we have here at MIND and how our leadership team drives that culture.


EVP and Social Impact Director Karin Wu highlighted our recent Partner Advisory Forum, providing insight into just how passionate and committed our partners are and how important their guidance is to MIND. She also shared a video recap of the event that features our partners as well as co-founder and Chief R&D Officer, Matthew Peterson!

Education Engagement Manager Calli Wright provided an overview of the exciting ST Math updates, features, and resources that educators will see when they return for the upcoming school year. 

Chief Data Science Officer Andrew Coulson returned to the Inside Our MIND podcastthis time to discuss the issue of statistical significance. He explained how one of the checks and balances in research has been misunderstood and misapplied to the extent that the research community is starting to move away from the term entirely.

We rounded out the month with a success story out of Madison, Virginia. Principal Mike Coiner and Instructional Coach Jessi Almas from Madison Primary School shared the secret to their growth in test scores, learning, and innovation with ST Math.


There was a little bit of something for everyone in this month’s roundup, so hopefully you found a story that resonated with you. If you did, let us know! You can comment below, and you can also share this (and all) of our blogs on your favorite social media channels by using the sharing buttons at the top of each post.

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Brian LeTendre

About the Author

Brian LeTendre was the Director of Impact Advancement at MIND Research Institute. In addition to building thought leadership and brand awareness for MIND, Brian worked cross-functionally internally and externally to amplify MIND's social impact and accelerate our mission. He is an author, podcaster and avid gamer.


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