A Glimpse Into the Future
This week I’ll be participating in “A Day in the Life of a Math Educator.” Sam Shah is pioneering the effort and hopefully there will large turnout among the blogosphere. Follow efforts via #DITLife and at Sam’s blog.
I will be chronicling my Monday, which will be quite the eventful day. Aside from, you know, teaching, I’ve got a big Film Club meeting on tap as well as the first day of basketball practice. Since I’ve already done a “day in the life” post this year, I’ll be taking an approach different than my time-stamp breakdown. If I get ambitious, perhaps an infographic or two.
Three Share-Worthy Posts
Many of my colleagues have asked whether I enjoyed teaching high school. Part of me misses the students that I got to know, part of me longs for the chance to try teaching another year at this school so that I can avoid the mistakes that became apparent with hindsight, but another part of me acknowledges that this experience was probably the most challenging period of my career as an educator thus far.
- Daryll Yong
That’s all it takes. Really. They’ve been waiting in every math class since they were 8 to get this off their chests.“3 divided by 0 is 0.”- Michael Pershan
For several different reasons, online math websites should add an introductory challenge that activates a student’s intuition and intellectual need. The video lecture should then be directed at satisfying that particular intellectual need.– Dan Meyer