My educational philosophy is fairly simple.
I am a stern teacher, yet fun, and I expect my students to learn and excel.
I would like all students to learn (not temporarily memorize) and gain confidence in mathematics.
I am an advocate of utilizing technology however I am also aware of when basic skills
need to be reviewed and focused on prior to using technology.
I do not agree that math can be broken into individual, detached packets of information, it should be cumulative and revisited often.
I use a daily assessment as my dip stick and as lesson reinforcement.
I think a path to success with students is to make vocabulary an important facet of their learning.
Student should learn how to "speak" math.
I have had success in the past with my method of stressing the language of math blended with daily reinforcement, fun
and application of skills.
I also feel that it is important to have good relationships with students.
I enjoy getting to know students and creating a comfortable environment in order to make them smile, perhaps even laugh in my class or outside of school.