This year if I have the honor and pleasure of working with you, I am going to:
nudge, encourage and support you in asking open-ended questions you may not have the answers for
help you create and pose open-ended Common Core word problems
analyze authentic student work samples (not worksheets)
identify students’ diverse underlying needs
design small group instruction to support students’ mathematical needs (and yes, it may include using tools).
develop a plan to ensure students are ready for end-of-the-year assessments
I will be persistent and consistent.
I will support you in stepping out of your comfort zone, no growth happens there.
I will support you with teaching kids, not tests.
I will support you in being the best version of your math-teaching self.