Mediated Teaching

I teach in the area of literacy in the content areas. As a result, I often become more focused in some of these content areas than I am focused on the thinking-about-literacy portion of our studies.
For example, rapid mental calculation has become one of the interesting concepts that has caused me to rethink the learning of mathematics. Plus, when I teach a class in literacy and then can rapidly calculate numbers, the mathematics students suddenly connect that I also have some ability in their area.
YouTube has been wonderful for mediating this practice, both saving me time in making connections for the students and helping me to be faster at mental calculation, the type that is done right in my head with no paper. Also linked to YouTube is another great site
Try it and have fun in mathematics.