Ed. Magazine Making Math “Almost Fun” Alum develops curriculum to entice reluctant math learners Posted November 1, 2023 By Carolina Ruggero Education Policy Entrepreneurship Informal and Out-of-School Learning Learning Design and Instruction Teachers and Teaching Grace Kossia, Ed.M.’17, always wanted to be a teacher. She realized the impact and investment of teachers throughout her own education as a refugee and wanted to pay it forward in her “life’s work.” She came to the HGSE to develop her teaching skills and better understand the challenges facing education.After teaching for five years, Kossia joined Almost Fun, a nonprofit organization based in New York City, whose mission is to help marginalized students find joy and confidence in their math learning. As chief academic officer, Kossia relies on what she’s learned at HGSE every day, especially how the power of storytelling can be a tool in developing curriculum. Ed. Magazine The Seekers Meet eight current students and recent graduates who experienced or identified problems in education — and are now working on solutions to help others Entrepreneurship Ed. Magazine The magazine of the Harvard Graduate School of Education Explore All Articles Related Articles Ed. Magazine Think Like a Scientist One alum's quest to teach science concepts through cooking Usable Knowledge Comparison Adds Up New research advocates for having students compare problems and solutions when learning math. Ed. Magazine What I Learned From Teaching Algebra on TikTok One HTF alum helps her students through the pandemic by creating algebra refreshers on TikTok.