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Micki Josi

Micki Josi

Hello!  My name is Micki Josi.  In 2002 I began teaching 7th grade math in New York City as part of the NYC Teaching Fellows program.  In 2011 I joined the PCC Math Department.  I also teach for Clackamas Community College.  In 2017, I began teaching online which inspired me to record my lessons and post them to YouTube.  I have several full courses organized my personal website:

Math 20 Videos  – Prealgebra

Math 60 Videos – Introductory Algebra

Math 65 Videos – Algebra 2

Math 95 Videos – Intermediate Algebra

If you are thinking of registering for my class but have any concerns, feel free to email me; I would be happy to answer any questions. mailto:micki.josi@pcc.edu

I [opens in new window]In addition to teaching math I’m also a yoga instructor.  Find out more:  www.sofinestudios.com

About my courses

My algebra courses (60, 65, 95) are taught with the flipped classroom model, which means that you will do some pre-work — watching some short videos or perhaps reading the textbook and then completing a short comprehension quiz — so that you have an understanding of the basics of the new topic before attending the online class meeting. Then during class, we can build on that knowledge base. This 3-minute YouTube video is a good introduction to flipped classrooms: The Flipped Classroom Model.

The math literacy sequence (58, 98) is intended to help you develop a growth mindset. If you believe that some people are “math people” and others aren’t, and there’s nothing you can do to change it, that is a fixed mindset. With a growth mindset, you are more likely to take on a new challenge because you see it as an opportunity to improve. Instead of saying “I can’t do this…” and giving up, you say “I can’t do this… yet!” and keep working. Here’s an excellent 3.5-minute YouTube video: Fixed Mindset Vs. Growth Mindset. Students will also work in small groups for a few weeks at a time. If you take Math 58 or 98, please be mentally prepared to work with your classmates.