Joel Bezaire is a 7th grade Pre-Algebra teacher at the University School of Nashville (TN)

## Awards/Recognition:

2016 National Finalist for Rosenthal Prize

2015 National Semi-Finalist for Rosenthal Prize

2014 Bovender Chair for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching (Video!)

2011 Quaker Hill Grant

**Leadership/Community:**

2019 Desmos Certified Presenter

2019 Desmos Fellow

2018+ The Educator’s Cooperative Advisory Council

2018+ #EdCampNash Director

2017+ #MTBoS Ambassador Program on Twitter

**Publications & Interviews:**

2020 *Giving Birth to Inferential Reasoning* (NCTM’s Teaching Mathematics Magazine)

2019 *How Teachers Want To Change The Way Kids Learn Math* (Scary Mommy)

2019 *Building a Badging System* (Global Math Department)

2018 *Why this Educator Reads a Novel to his Pre-Algebra Class* (Class Dismissed Podcast)

2018 *How Reading Novels in Math Class can Strengthen Student Engagement* (KQED/MindShift)

2018 *Implementing a Badging System* (Part 1), (Part 2), (Part 3), (Part 4) (NCTM)

2017 *The Unexpected Biases of Primes,* Fathom Magazine

2017 *Entwined Mathematics*, Fathom Magazine

2016 *Is Christianity Really Dying?* Faithwire

2016 *How I Teach*, The Rational Radical

2016 *The Beauty of Ugly Algorithms*, Circe Institute

2016 *If Jesus Came To Flatland,* Christianity Today (co-written with Ted Olsen)

2016 Interview on Sports Analytics in *Esquemao *(In Portuguese)

2016 *The Eagle, The Shell, and the Sunflower*, Christianity Today

2016 *How Plants Count*, Christianity Today

2016 *Beauty Has A Number*, Christianity Today

2015 *Why Fractals Are So Beautiful*, Christianity Today

2014 *How Infinitely Big Is God*, Christianity Today

**Presentations & Workshops:**

2020 OAME, Oshawa, ON (upcoming)

2019 Harpeth Hall Inservice

2019 The EdCo Summer Collective, Nashville, TN

2019 OAME, Ottawa, ON

2018 NCTM, Kansas City, MO

2018 TMC, Cleveland, OH

2017 American Christian Academy Inservice, Tuscaloosa AL

2017 Project Engage at MTSU, Murfreesboro, TN

2017 TMC, Atlanta, GA

2016 University School of Nashville Inservice, Nashville, TN

2016 TMC, Minneapolis, MN

2016 Deerfield Windsor Inservice, Albany GA

2015 NCTM, Nashville, TN

2014 TMTA, Knoxville, TN

2013 ISTE, San Antonio TX

2010, 2011, 2016 MTSU New Math Teacher Symposium, Murfreesboro, TN

## Other Creations

Contract work for MathNation to create custom Desmos activities for state-specified standards.

Other Custom Desmos Activities

MS/HS Sports Analytics Curriculum

Novel Studies for Math Classes (*The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time* and *The Housekeeper & The Professor*)

Variable Analysis (in memory of Glyn Burton)

## Pictures from my classroom & presentations

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Amy ZimmerHi Joel,

It was a pleasure to meet you! Thank you for sharing with us! What did you call your multi-variable My Favorite?

jbezairePost authorNice to meet you Amy!!

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