Last Updated: 10/08/2013*
First and foremost, I feel that enthusiasm is generated when students can concretely demonstrate that they have acquired knowledge that they may have initially felt was beyond them. While formal assessments often provide the sole evidence of this in many classrooms, my students are challenged to articulate their understand of the material they have worked with on a daily basis through a variety of methods that get them out of their seats and their comfort zones. Three methods that I feel are integral to keeping mathematics vibrant for both the students and myself are a focus on students led question sessions, incorporating white boards to promote continuous personal students interaction with me, and the extension of the concept of math facts to include topics covered in classes all the way up to Advanced Placement Calculus BC.”
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