George Lucas Educational Foundation

Michael Giardi

Middle School Math Teacher

Michael Giardi has been teaching middle school math for over 15 years. He’s the creator of and is a passionate educator, always on the lookout for ways to improve his classroom.


  • Teaching Strategies

    Self-Assessment in Middle School

    Inspired by John Hattie, a middle school math teacher encourages students to articulate and measure their own learning.
  • Student Engagement

    Promoting Productive Struggle in Math

    Giving middle school students tough problems in advance of instruction pushes them to work like mathematicians.