## mentor interview

In this reflection, Fran Dickinson identifies how he develops a climate of mutual respect that supports students’ multiple pathways of solving, uses formative and summative assessment strategies to understand his learners, and creates supports to scaffold students’ learning and help all learners gain points of entry to a task. He describes how his school uses the Problem of the Month, hosting gallery walks, engaging parents, and encouraging all students to go as far as they can with their mathematical understandings, seeing how ‘deep you can go’. The math practices serve as a ‘homing beacon’ for him to ensure that his students gain access to the big ideas of math.