Simon McIntosh, Mathematics leader, Parkmore Primary School
Making his second consecutive appearance on The Educator’s Hot List, Simon McIntosh has continued to promote a Jo Boaler-inspired ‘math revolution’ in the Riversdale Network, located in the inner east of Melbourne. In 2018, McIntosh developed an attitudinal survey for students participating in Parkmore Primary’s Mathematical Mindsets program to begin to track the impact of the modern curriculum structure on student growth and mindset development. By sharing the school’s discoveries with other schools in the network’s professional learning community, Parkmore Primary has continued to drive its ‘math revolution’ beyond the strengths identified in its own classrooms.
For 2019, McIntosh is vying to present his work on Parkmore’s Mathematical Mindsets to the International Positive Psychology Conference in Melbourne, continuing Parkmore’s e‑ orts to be at the forefront of positive education.