Nicole Louie
Email: nll "at" berkeley "dot" edu
About Me
I am a doctoral candidate at UC Berkeley, in the Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology program in the Graduate School of Education. Before coming to Berkeley, I was trained as a secondary mathematics teacher and taught 7th and 8th grade math for four years (at a charter school in Chicago). My current research centers on how teachers make sense of what it means to be "good at mathematics," especially the ways that groups of teachers support each other to expand traditional, narrow conceptions of mathematical ability to include both more people and richer perspectives on mathematical thinking.
Publications and Presentations
Publications:

Louie, N. & Nasir, N. (in press). Derailed at Railside. To appear in N. Nasir, C. Cabana, B. Shreve, E. Woodbury, & N. Louie (Eds.), Those Kids, Our Kids: Teaching Mathematics for Equity. New York: Teachers College Press.
Velazquez, M. & Louie, N. (in press). What you can’t learn from a book: Alumni perspectives on Railside mathematics. To appear in N. Nasir, C. Cabana, B. Shreve, E. Woodbury, & N. Louie (Eds.), Those Kids, Our Kids: Teaching Mathematics for Equity. New York: Teachers College Press.
Nasir, N., Cabana, C., Shreve, B., Woodbury, E., & Louie, N. (Eds.), Those Kids, Our Kids: Teaching Mathematics for Equity. New York: Teachers College Press.
Nasir, N., Shah, N., Gutierrez, J., Louie, N., Seashore, K. & Baldinger, E. (2011). Mathematics learning and diverse students. White paper commissioned by the National Research Council, Washington, DC.
Presentations:
Louie, N. (2013). What and Who Is “Good at Math”: How Mathematics Teachers (Re)Define Their Subject in Everyday Practice. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, April 28, 2013, San Francisco, CA.
Louie, N. (2011). Shot Through the Heart: Successful Mathematics Teachers’ Instructional and Emotional Responses to District Accountability Policies. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, April 11, 2011, New Orleans, LA.
Wernet, J., Lepak, J., Seashore, K., Nix, S., Champney, D., Floden, R., Kim, H., Louie, N., Reinholz, D., Schoenfeld, A., Shah, N. (2011). Algebraically rich tasks: Linking instruction and student understanding. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, April 14, 2011, Indianapolis, IN.
Reinholz, D., Levin, M., Kim, H., Champney, D., Floden, R., Katwibun, D., Lepak, J., Louie, N, Nix, S., Sanchez, J., Schoenfeld, A., Seashore, K., Shah, N., & Wernet, J. (2011). Capturing What Counts: Classroom Practices That Lead To Robust Understanding of Algebra. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, April 8, 2011, New Orleans, LA.
Kim, H., Lepak, J., Levin, M., Louie, N. L., Reinholz, D. L., Shah, N., Wernet, J., & Floden, R. (2011). Capturing Classroom Practices that Lead to Competence with Complex Algebraic Tasks. Symposium presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, January 29, 2011, Irvine, CA.