Teacher Education
Linda Griffin
Associate Professor, Program Director
Rogers Hall
Linda Griffin has been a mathematics educator serving K12 students, teachers, and the broader education community for over 35 years. Her career began as a classroom teacher at the middle and high school level in Tucson, Arizona. Following her classroom experience, she worked at the University of Arizona on a series of mathematics education projects funded by the National Science Foundation. Linda also served as the director of the Mathematics Education Unit at Education Northwest, in Portland, Oregon.
Here at Lewis & Clark, Linda brings a strong equity focus to her work in preservice elementary mathematics and clinical practices. Her recent research includes work in culturally responsive supervision and dialogic teaching in mathematics.
Her dissertation research examined the effect of a middle school instructional enrichment program on the attitudes of female students towards mathematics and technology. She has experience designing and implementing extracurricular activities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics for Native American and MexicanAmerican girls. She has also worked with parents to increase their involvement in mathematics. Linda has provided professional development for mathematics teachers with a focus on the needs of English language learners.
As a faculty member at Lewis & Clark’s Graduate School, Linda is dedicated to improving mathematics education by providing rich and challenging instructional experiences for preservice elementary teachers.
Personal Statement
“Teaching mathematics well is a complex endeavor, and there are no easy recipes for helping all students learn or for helping all teachers become effective. …To be effective, teachers must know and understand deeply the mathematics they are teaching and be able to draw on that knowledge with flexibility in their teaching tasks. They need to understand and be committed to their students as learners of mathematics and as human beings and be skillful in choosing from and using a variety of pedagogical and assessment strategies.” (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2000)
Areas of Expertise
K12 Mathematics, Reform in K12 Mathematics Education, Equity in Mathematics Education, Learning Progressions in Mathematics, Early Childhood Mathematics, English Language Learners and Mathematics, Culturally Responsive Supervision.
Publications
Articles:
 Griffin, L., & McMahon, A. (in press) “Overcoming obstacles in estimation instruction.” The Oregon Mathematics Teacher.

Liggett, T., Watson, D., & Griffin, L. (2017) “Language use and racial redirect in the educational landscape of ‘just good teaching.’” Teaching Education, 28 (4), 393405.

Griffin, L., Watson, D., & Liggett, T. (2016) “‘I Didn’t See it as a Cultural Thing’: Student Teacher Supervisors Define Culturally Responsive Supervision.” Democracy and Education, 24(1).

Griffin, L. (2016) “Tackling Decimal Misconceptions: Strategic Instructional Choices.” Teaching Children Mathematics, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 22(8).
 Griffin, L. (2015). “How Do How Do We Improve Elementary Math Education? It Starts in High School.” The Source. AdvancEd, Spring, 2015. http://www.advanced.org/source/howdoweimproveelementarymatheducationitstartshighschool
 Griffin, L. & Ward, D. (2014/2015). “Teachable Moments in Math” Educational Leadership.72(4): 3440.
 Griffin, L. & Allen, K. (2014) “Hidden Benefits of OnLine PreAssessment.” The Oregon Mathematics Teacher. May/June, 2014: 1113.
 Griffin, L. (in press) “Tackling Decimal Misconceptions: Strategic Instructional Choices.” Teaching Children Mathematics, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
 Griffin, L. (2013). “Like a window: What do elementary preservice teachers gain from the experience of conducting mathematics clinical interviews?” The Oregon Mathematics Teacher. September/October, 2013: 1315.
 Griffin, L. & Barton, R. (2010). “Sharing success: Video study groups focus on ELL learning.” AccELLerate! The quarterly newsletter of the National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition 2(3): 7.
 Griffin, L. & Barton R. (2009). “Improving mathematics instruction for ELL students.” NCSM Journal of Mathematics Education Leadership 11(1): 2124.
 Stepanek, J., Gates, C., Griffin, L., & Leong, M. (2006). “I really can do math! Developing mathematical skills in elementary students.” The Tutor. Retrieved December 10, 2009, from http://legacy.nationalserviceresources.org/learns/tutor/spr2006/spr2006.pdf
 Griffin, L. (1997). “Follow the Pattern.” It’s about T. I. M. E.: Technology in Mathematics Education. 9(1): 1, 47.
Books:
 Stepanek, J., Leong, M., Griffin, L., & Lavelle, L. (2011). Teaching by design in elementary mathematics: Grades K1. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.
 Stepanek, J., Leong, M., Griffin, L., & Lavelle, L. (2011). Teaching by design in elementary mathematics: Grades 23. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.
 Stepanek, J., Leong, M., Griffin, L., & Lavelle, L. (2011). Teaching by design in elementary mathematics: Grades 45. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.
 Griffin, L., & DeMoss, G. (1998). Problem of the week: A fresh approach to problem solving (Grade 6). Grand Rapids, MI: Instructional Fair/TS Denison.
 Griffin, L., & DeMoss, G. (1998). Problem of the week: A fresh approach to problem solving (Grade 7). Grand Rapids, MI: Instructional Fair/TS Denison.
 Griffin, L., & DeMoss, G. (1998). Problem of the week: A fresh approach to problem solving (Grade 8). Grand Rapids, MI: Instructional Fair/TS Denison.
 Griffin, L., & DeMoss, G. (1998). What are my chances? Exploring the laws of probability. Grand Rapids, MI: Instructional Fair/TS Denison.
Presentations
Recent presentations:

Griffin, L. & McMahon, A. (October, 2017) “The Lost Art of Estimation.” Session for Northwest Math Conference, Regional Meeting of NCTM, Portland, OR.

Griffin, L. (September 2015) “You Get What You Plan or Worse: Using Dialogic inquiry to focus on student talk in mathematics.” Session for annual meeting of Teachers of Teachers of Mathematics, Monmouth, OR.
 Griffin, L., Watson, D., & Liggett, T. (April 2015) “I Didn’t See it as a Cultural Thing”: Student Teacher Supervisors Define Culturally Responsive Supervision.” Session for AERA Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
 Griffin, L. (2014, April). What Mathematics Teachers Can Do to Promote Success with the Common Core State Standards for English Language Learners. Presentation given at Washington Association of Bilingual Educators Annual Conference, Tacoma, WA.
 Griffin, L. (2014, October). Promoting Success in Middle and High School Mathematics for English Language Learners. Presentation given at the Northwest Mathematics Conference, Portland, OR.
 Griffin, L. (2014, June). Toolkit for Understanding the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. Presentation given to instructional staff of Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization Portland, OR.
 Griffin, L., Watson, D., & Swingen, C. (2013, April) Professional development for Lewis & Clark MAT supervisors: Providing growthproducing feedback and supporting a struggling intern. Portland, OR.
 Griffin, L. & Polzin, A. (2013, November). Promoting success in high school mathematics for English language learners. Webinar presentation given for Jobs for the Future: Education for Economic Opportunity. Archived at http://www.jff.org/
 Griffin, L. (2013, June). Assessment and Common Core State Standards in kindergarten. Webinar presentation given for Plainfield, New Jersey School District. Archived at http://www.educationnorthwest.org
 Griffin, L. (2012, September). Assessing Mathematical Understanding: Preparing Preservice Teachers to Use OneonOne Mathematics Interviews with Students in the Primary Grades. Presentation given at the Annual Conference of the Teachers of Teachers of Mathematics (TOTOM), Ashland, OR.
 Griffin, L. & Deussen, T. (2010, May). Improving math instruction for ELLs. Webinar presentation given for the National Clearinghouse for English Acquisition (NCELA). Archived at http://www.ncela.gwu.edu/webinars/event/22/
 Griffin, L. (2010, April). Assessing mathematical understanding: Using oneonone mathematics interviews with grades K–2 students. Presentation given at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting and Exposition, San Diego, CA.
Academic Credentials
EdD 2006 Northern Arizona University, MA 1994 University of Arizona, BA 1981 University of California, Davis