The opportunity to help train the next generation of mathematics teachers is what pulled me away from K-12 teaching in order to equip future teachers. I want to be a part of training the next generation of mathematics teachers to address the injustices that far too many students have of not seeing play, beauty, truth, justice, and love in mathematics.
God is the greatest teacher there is and inviting God in on a daily basis can lead us to knew understanding.
I can do no other than give my students what has been given to me. We all stand within traditions, consciously or not, choosing to think and live out of ways that others have before us.
If we won't be getting rid of schools anytime soon, what will education look like in 10 years? That's always a fun and important question to think about and reflect on.
Since I first started teaching 36 years ago, in some ways, teaching has changed significantly. In other ways, we're still trying to accomplish the same thing.
At the time I graduated from eighth grade, “googol” was still just a number. If someone had told me then that my children would one day carry in their pockets small devices with tiny motors, called search engines, that could pull from the air any fact I had acquired in nine years of schooling, would I have believed it? Perhaps.