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Helping you transform your K-12 math lesson plans by building confidence in effective teaching practices, guiding you to transform your math curriculum, and inspiring classroom strategies to engage all students. Are you wondering how to create K-12 math lesson plans where students don't want to stop exploring your math curriculum when the bell rings? Over the last 19 years, Kyle and Jon, the founders of MakeMathMoments.com have been engaging students, teachers, and district program leaders w ...
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Canadian Wealth Secrets Podcast [Formerly Invested Teacher Podcast] Are you wondering whether your financial plan is going to lead to that wealthy Canadian lifestyle you envision for your future? Over the last 5 years, former mathematics teachers and serial entrepreneurs Kyle Pearce and Jon Orr have been implementing alternative wealth building and income tax strategies that have allowed them to transition from high net income to high net worth. Now, they seek to share these Canadian Wealth ...
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How can we engage our students for the entire class with grade level content? Puzzles aligned to grade level standards is one answer. In this episode we speak with Gordon Hamilton from Mathpickle.com who designs mathematical puzzles for K-12 classrooms. Stick with us and you’ll learn How to use puzzles to teach grade level standards, how to challen…
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What if I was to tell you that all of the stress we feel in our lives is caused by our inner saboteur voices and our own negative thinking? What if I also told you that our own intentionally trained positive mindset actually cultivates our sense of peace, satisfaction, ease and flow? While many of us know that our own mind can have a massive impact…
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It can feel frustrating and overwhelming and you’ll feel like you’re forced to “go back to the drawing board” when your curriculum resource is pulled away from you. What do we consider when trying to select a new curriculum resource? Are we supposed to create our own resources from scratch? As educators, we are constantly facing the challenge of ad…
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Are you overlooking the power of practical experience in financial advisory roles? Join Kyle and Jon as they share some Canadian Wealth Secret Sauce related to selecting the right guidance, evaluating solution providers, and navigating the complexities of client suitability in this week’s episode. In today's fast-paced and complex financial landsca…
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Each and every year, district and school mathematics leadership teams spend countless hours crafting lofty goals and monitoring plans, but struggle to state measurable improvement in effective teacher practice and student gains. If you’ve ever wondered: How can I create a pd action plan that teachers view as useful and not “just adding to their pla…
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Navigating the complex world of retirement savings in Canada and wondering if RRSPs are the right choice for you? This episode is crucial for anyone looking to secure their financial future in Canada. With RRSPs being a central part of retirement planning, understanding their nuances and tax implications is essential, especially given the ever-chan…
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Ever felt like you're just "sprinkling fairy dust" in your educational role without making a real impact? This Math Mentoring is for every educator leader, math coach, or math coordinator grappling with the challenge of supporting teachers making meaningful changes in their teaching methods. It delves into the real-world struggles and victories of …
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Have you ever wondered how a seasoned entrepreneur transitions from start-up to start-up, and what unique insights they gained along the way? In a world where career transitions, entrepreneurial risks, and technological advancements are increasingly common, understanding the journey of someone who has successfully navigated these changes can offer …
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When you shift your teaching practices from “I do, we do, you” to a problem based approach that engages students to think first you will often be led to question how you give feedback to students. In this episode we speak with Diane Hamilton, an elementary classroom teacher from Toronto Ontario. Diane has been implementing the 14 strategies from Pe…
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Are you tired of paying more taxes than necessary when withdrawing money from your corporation? As a business owner, effectively managing your finances and understanding the tax implications of withdrawing money from your corporation is crucial. Whether you're considering salary or dividend payments, or looking for ways to shelter money from taxes,…
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Ever wondered how to transform math class into every student's favorite subject? Join us in this episode as we dive into the world of #MathPlay with Libo Valencia, a passionate high school math teacher from New York and author who believes in shaping the future of mathematics through engaging and playful teaching strategies. Explore the transformat…
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Are you wondering if incorporating your Canadian business is the wealth-building powerhouse you expected, and how to navigate the complexities of corporate wealth management and tax saving strategies? This episode directly addresses the dilemmas faced by incorporated Canadian entrepreneurs and business owners, delving into effective wealth manageme…
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How can you transform your middle school classroom with problem-based lessons while overcoming personal insecurities and teaching doubts? In this mentoring moment episode we speak with Joanne Ward, a middle school teacher from Taipei Taiwan who is tackling a common challenge faced by educators: the uncertainty and lack of confidence in implementing…
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How can you retire early and gain time freedom you’ve been after since you started your wealth building journey? In today's fast-paced world, achieving financial independence and early retirement is a coveted goal for many, but it often feels out of reach. In this episode we speak with the Lazy Canadian Millionaire Investor: Jim Chuong. Jim retired…
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Have you ever wondered how to ensure your teaching actions align seamlessly with your educational philosophies? How close is your practice with your preach? In this episode we speak with Felicia Favela, a veteran 8th grade pre-algebra teacher from Phoenix Arizona who knows that in the realm of education, consistency between what we say and what we …
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Are you tired of hearing how amazing the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) is, leaving you feeling left on the sidelines for a comfortable retirement just because you’re a pensionless T4 employee, Canadian business owner, or entrepreneur? For the few industries that still provide Canadians defined benefit pension plans (DBPP), these sources of …
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Are you struggling to turn your ambitious math educational goals into tangible results in your classroom or district? Have you been asking: Where should I focus the efforts of my district math pd plan for the remainder of this year and following years? This episode of "Making Math Moments That Matter" is crucial for educators and district leaders o…
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If you have been successful in entrepreneurship, business, investing, or even life - but you aren’t actually clear on what you’re striving towards - it’s highly likely that you’ve just been lucky. The real question you need to ask yourself is: How long will your luck last if you continue to drift through your entrepreneurial daily ritual, aimlessly…
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Explore the often unspoken struggles that even seasoned math teachers encounter when grappling with concepts in middle and high school grades. Gain insights into the power of anecdotal assessments for both understanding students and refining your own assessment practices. Discover practical approaches to implementing standards-based grading without…
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Choosing between term and permanent life insurance for Canadian entrepreneurs or business owners can be as pivotal as deciding between renting and owning a home. This episode is crucial for anyone looking to make informed decisions about their financial security, legacy planning, and long-term wealth, especially if you are a business owner, real es…
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As educators of mathematics around the world embrace the ideas shared in Building Thinking Classrooms, more and more students are being positioned to think collaboratively during math class instead of simply mimicking steps, rules, and procedures. While this shift in mathematics teaching practice is a massive leap in the right direction, our work d…
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The unspoken challenges of real estate investing in today's market needs to be your number one concern. In this episode Elizabeth Kelly, a seasoned real estate investor and coach, reveals the often-overlooked realities and struggles of being a Canadian Real Estate Entrepreneur. Whether you're a budding investor feeling overwhelmed by the complexiti…
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Curious about the transformative power of leadership in mathematics education? Ever felt the challenge of aligning your strategic plan when it seems like you're constantly putting out fires? Join us in this episode where we unravel the critical importance of seeking support in leadership roles and dive into a conversation with Rob Baier, Executive …
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The big question on the mind of many Canadian homeowners minds these days revolves around interest rates. With the Bank of Canada’s overnight interest rate popping significantly over the last two years, homeowners with a mortgage are wondering what is their next move. While those whose fixed interest rate mortgage might be coming up for renewal ove…
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As educators of mathematics around the world embrace the ideas shared in Building Thinking Classrooms, more and more students are being positioned to think collaboratively during math class instead of simply mimicking steps, rules, and procedures. While this shift in mathematics teaching practice is a massive leap in the right direction, our work d…
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How would you feel if you could be given “THE” Investment Strategy PROVEN to Build Generational Wealth so your legacy lasts well beyond your time here in this world? Well, we’ve got you covered. Today, we’re going to unpack what Morgan Housel, author of The Psychology of Money has proven to be the most important factors to build generational wealth…
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Have you ever wondered why creating a safe space for students in mathematics class is crucial? This episode of The Making Math Moments That Matter Podcast explores this question and unveils insights that will reshape the way you think about math education. In a world where educational equity is a pressing concern, ensuring that schools are safe pla…
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Are your Canadian investments earmarked as fixed income and secured assets still locked in the slow lane with GICs and bonds? Maybe you’re starting to realize that fixed rates of 5% are more like 3% to 3.5% after taxes. Ever wondered if there's a way to navigate through the “safe” portion of your Canadian investment portfolio without having to comm…
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Today we speak with Michael Finley, the academic dean for math and science at a K-12 independent school. Michael's staff is questioning their work in building thinking classrooms and how it serves high achieving students. Listen in as we brainstorm strategies to uncover micro moves and macro plans to build a classroom culture that allows a thinking…
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Ever wondered how you can turn the process of buying a car into a strategic financial move that aligns seamlessly with your short term financial safety goals and your long-term wealth building goals? In this episode, we're diving into the powerful concept of utilizing participating whole life insurance to revolutionize the way you approach financin…
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Today we speak with Diana Worthen, a 10th grade math teacher from Denver Colorado. In our discussion we help to shake out a common pebble in an educator's shoes: How to keep students engaged during practice time. Stick around and you’ll hear why students tend to “shut down” after a teacher led lesson; how to be more targeted with your 1 on 1 suppor…
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In this episode of The Invested Teacher Podcast, Kyle chats with Rene Masse, a seasoned entrepreneur and investor based in Kingston, Ontario. With a diverse portfolio and full-service real estate investment offerings through Masse Property Investments, Rene specializes in multi-family properties, duplexes, and student rentals. Take some time to lis…
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Join us for an uplifting conversation with Mike Lipnos, a middle school teacher and math coach from Ohio. In this episode Mike shares his experience and insights on helping teachers build ownership and agency for students in their mathematics classrooms. We discuss how some teacher moves ultimately shut the door on students seeking higher levels of…
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Are you risking financial turmoil without an adequate emergency fund? In this episode, we're diving deep into the critical questions: How much should be in your emergency fund? Is your emergency fund matching expert recommendations? And are you optimizing your emergency fund with the right investment vehicles? Brace yourself for a bold exploration …
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Join us in the latest episode as we dive into the world of mathematics education with Shayla Heavner, the visionary founder of MathBait™. With over a decade of experience and a prestigious Sarah D. Barder Fellowship Award for teaching excellence under her belt, Shayla has been on a mission to revolutionize math education. As a certified online teac…
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Back in episode 52, we explored managed mutual funds under the microscope and investigated whether there is ever a time where managed mutual funds might make sense. In this episode, we will unpack whether there is a case to be made for investing in the stock market as a “Stock Player” (or picker) or whether you should really be a “stock spectator” …
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In this where are they now mentoring moment episode we speak again with Adam Love; Adam joined us back on episode 120 when he was as first year teacher from Myrtle Beach South Carolina. 3 years later and a wealth of ideas, teaching strategies, and many lessons learned Adam is here to discuss how to help students show their thinking in multiple ways…
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In this episode of the podcast, Jon Orr and Kyle Pearce dig into the pros and cons of investing in managed mutual funds versus their benchmark index funds. Despite the common messaging in the media surrounding the high management fees and the inability for any managed fund to consistently beat the market from year to year, we look to unpack some of…
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Get ready Math Moment Makers for a great “call” with Crystal Frommert, who will be sharing some great tips and strategies that we can put to use to promote productive conversations with parents - especially when the news isn’t necessarily positive. We’ve all been there before: a student is experiencing struggles in our math class and the time has c…
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In the latest episode of The Invested Teacher podcast, we dig into the often-overlooked world of buy-sell agreements—a crucial aspect of business ownership that can either safeguard your financial future or if missing or poorly written, can lead to unforeseen challenges. Your company’s buy-sell agreement, sometimes known as a buyout agreement, a bu…
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Are you on track to hit the goals you set out for yourself, your school, your district? It’s December, which often marks the half-way point of the school year and also a great time to check your progress on your program’s action plan. It’s quite likely that the busy-ness of school has taken you away from your intended focus on what really matters i…
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In this episode, we welcome real estate entrepreneur, podcaster, best-selling author and private capital specialist, Dave Dubeau. Join us as we dig into Dave’s real estate journey beginning when he was a child growing up in what some might call a “house hack” with his parents, growing and operating an English language program in Costa Rica, followe…
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We welcome back Ryan Kinzler, an 8th grade teacher from Pittsburg. Ryan is here to fill us in on the changes he’s made in his classroom since he last spoke with us over two years ago. He shares how the teacher moves he implemented resulted in his best year ever and then subsequently followed by his worst year ever. In this episode we dig into the d…
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In this episode of the Invested Teacher Podcast, we delve into the weeds to discuss which government tax incentivized investment vehicle in Canada will best serve our Invested Student audience: the Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) or the Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP). We will take some time to dig into some specific cases including those…
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“I’m not a math person.” I’m sure that is something you two have heard more than once. But have you ever heard someone say, “I am not a reading person?” It seemingly is socially acceptable to be bad at math, but there may be more to it, including the underdiagnosis of dyscalculia. The research shows… Dyscalculia is less well known, and there are fe…
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In this week’s podcast episode, we explore essential concepts that challenge the way we perceive wealth and financial planning. The first big idea revolves around the evolving nature of money's value over the past three decades, highlighting how traditional savings might no longer suffice in our financial world of rapid inflation and money printing…
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This week we bring on another 2023 Make Math Moments Virtual Summit speaker: Fawn Nguyen! Fawn is on the Math Advance Team at Amplify Desmos Math. She was a math coach for a K-8 school district for three years. Before that, Fawn was a middle school teacher for 30 years. Fawn was the 2014 Ventura County Teacher of the Year. In 2009, she was awarded …
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In this episode of the Invested Teacher Podcast, we'll delve into the transformative journey of taking that crucial first step towards your financial and time freedom goals. Join us as we discuss why you're never "not ready" to get started on your investment journey, the significance of mentorship and coaching, and how to break through limiting min…
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Join us for a lovely chat with Kendra Jacobs about mathematizing our world around us and bringing it into our classrooms. Listen in and learn the one simple thing you can do in your classroom to get students to enjoy mathematics instead of despise it. Kendra is an adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia Okanagan, facilitating ‘Teach…
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The Invested Teacher Team is back with another podcast episode where we delve into the critical aspects of building a solid financial plan that serves as the foundation for successful investing. Many people find themselves hesitant to start their investment journey, feeling like the financial successes of others are unattainable. This episode provi…
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