Becoming the teacher I never had, but desperately needed.
So I don’t enjoy reading. Probably because of adhd, or maybe because I don’t know how to select books. I have been trying to read things longer than a cereal box/blog post, so I will start throwing in insights, opinions, and other things that come about as I struggle to read books. The Proof and… Read more
I hear this (and functionally equivalent statements like “I’m not a math person”) with greater regularity than I would like. Got your pitchfork ready? If I’m being honest, a lot of the time I completely agree with the sentiment. Before I continue, if you haven’t read Paul Lockharts’ essay A Mathematicians Lament, I highly recommend… Read more
Like most teachers (I assume) when I start to plan instruction on a topic I begin by turning to the usual suspects: my district adopted textbook, Google, my past attempts to teach it, and the other teachers in my level. Let’s take a closer look at a few of these. District Adopted Text There are… Read more