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Seven things about me.... 1. I am an "Alternative Certification" teacher...meaning my degree is in Accounting/Finance (I worked at a Management Analyst prior to teaching).
2. My career move to teaching happened in a matter of about 48 hours...call it an epiphany or a quarter life crisis...everything fell into place and I have not looked back :)
3. My I co-teach with my mother who has been a kindergarten teacher for 30 years. My grandmother was also a kindergarten teacher and my sister is an ESOL teacher. I guess you could say it's like our family business.
4. I plan to start my Master's this spring...I am trying to decide between Ed. Leadership and Communication Disorders.
5. I love love love math....weird because k-12 I rarely made above a C in math. In college, it just clicked...and my love for it began. I truly believe anyone can understand/appreciate math...if it is taught correctly. I do not think that I suddenly matured just before taking Calculus my freshman year in college. I had an incredible professor who served as a facilitator, he allowed his students to try the problems, then he would demonstrate the correct approach, and so on...
6. I love technology!!! I especially love how familiar children are with technology and how quickly they adapt to technology.
7. I truly love my job and without a doubt I love going to work each day. No matter what is happening in the world outside my classroom, we are having a fantastic time together!!!
I stumbled upon this snazzy math resource... Illuminations....it is part of Verizon's Thinkfinity and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). The lessons are aligned with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).
Math is so important to me because I struggled with it for most of my education. In college, I finally found my niche and I ended up majoring in it. I promise you my high school math teachers would never believe it.
I am trying to decide if my new group of kiddos would benefit more from whole group math instruction or math centers...or perhaps a combination of the two...