The fellowship among my colleagues not only helps elevate my own teaching, but also makes me feel like a part of the community.
On a regular basis I learn about the power of forgiveness from the students. Children can be deeply disappointed with someone but they can also be resilient and quickly remember why they love that person.
I want all my students to understand that it is okay to fail. I want them to be able to push through difficult problems and feel a huge sense of accomplishment and pride when they’re finished.
Every time I see students having conversations in the target language just because it's fun and useful, it is very rewarding to me, professionally and personally.
I love that my colleagues and I all have the same mission: to help the Packer community through the use of technology.
One of my favorite parts of the curriculum is helping kids to think about how to be good problem solvers. It’s hugely important to teach them how to start with a plan and work from there.
In both the intellectual and personal realms, I hope my students will continue to always ask themselves the questions we base our 6th Grade Core course on: Whose perspective am I hearing? Whose may be left out?
Many adults see math as cold and sterile and formulaic. I think a lot about how to help my students find the joy, beauty, and creativity in math.