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



Quaker Hill Grant, 2011

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

2015 National Semi-Finalist for Rosenthal Prize

2016 National Finalist for Rosenthal Prize



The Educator’s Cooperative Leadership Committee

#EdCampNash Director

#MTBoS Ambassador Program on Twitter



Back To School Special, Bacon on the Bookshelf, August 2014

How Infinitely Big Is God, Christianity Today, December 2014

Why Fractals Are So Beautiful, Christianity Today, November 2015

How Plants Count, Christianity Today, May 2016

Beauty Has A Number, Christianity Today, May 2016

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

Interview on Sports Analytics in Esquemao, June 2016  (In Portuguese)

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

The Beauty of Ugly Algorithms, Circe Institute, September 2016

How I Teach, The Rational Radical, September 2016

Is Christianity Really Dying? Faithwire, October 2016

Entwined Mathematics, Fathom Magazine, April 2017

The Unexpected Biases of Primes, Fathom Magazine, May 2017

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

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

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


Presentations & Workshops:

ISTE 2013, San Antonio TX

TMTA 2014, Knoxville, TN

NCTM 2015, Nashville, TN

MTSU New Math Teacher Symposium – 2010, 2011, 2016

Deerfield Windsor Inservice, Albany GA, 2016

TMC 2016, Minneapolis, MN (YouTube!)

University School of Nashville Inservice, Nashville, TN, 2016

TMC 2017, Atlanta, GA (YouTube!)

Project Engage 2017, Murfreesboro, TN

American Christian Academy Inservice, Tuscaloosa AL, 2017

TMC 2018, Cleveland, OH

NCTM 2018, Kansas City, MO

Building a Badging System (Global Math Department), January 2019

OAME 2019, Ottawa, ON (upcoming)

The EdCo Summer Collective 2019, Nashville, TN (upcoming)

TMC 2019, Berkeley, CA (upcoming)

NCTM 2019, Nashville, TN (upcoming)


Pictures from my classroom & presentations (see more @joelbezaire)

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