Lisa Ginet, Ed.D. Director
Lisa Ginet, Ed.D. Director

Lisa, Ed.D.


Lisa Ginet is the director of Erikson’s Early Math Collaborative. She has spent more than three decades as an educator in various roles: classroom teacher, child care provider, parent educator, home visitor, teacher trainer, and college faculty. She has worked in diverse settings, from child care centers and elementary and middle schools to community colleges and private universities. She has taught mathematics to children from infancy to middle school and to adults in college classes and workshops.

Lisa Ginet’s doctoral dissertation was titled “How Does It All Add Up? Investigating How Teachers’ Attitudes & Beliefs About Mathematics Interact with Classroom Practice in Teaching Math to Young Children.”


B.A. in psychology and social relations, Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges
M.S.E. in early childhood and elementary education, Bank Street College of Education
Ed.D. in early childhood education, Concordia University Chicago

Research Presentations

  • Ginet, L.

     & Wellman, E. (2013, June). Enhancing the quality of early math instruction in community college early childhood education programs. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Illinois Education Research Council, Champaign, IL.

    Illinois Education Research Council
  • Ginet, L.

    Armstrong, A. (2012, June). Exploring early math teaching and learning in community college ECE programs. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Illinois Education Research Council, Villa Park, IL.

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Teacher Education Presentations

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Tangram Puzzles: Make One For Your Kids

Instructor Lisa Ginet explains how to make tangram puzzles, an ancient Chinese game made from seven shapes cut from a square. Over 6500 different arrangements can be made from these seven simple shapes!

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How “Big” is a Million?

Children like big numbers! Often before they can say all the numbers from one to one hundred reliably, children understand that one hundred is a lot. They quickly learn that one thousand is even more and one million even more than that. Many six-, seven- and eight-year-olds have even heard of "infinity," even if the…

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