Changing classes at the end of the semester

Just before the winter recess, I ended my last blog post in December with a cliffhanger. Well, it turns out that I will indeed be switching some classes next semester. I will lose one of my Algebra 1 classes, lose my Math Lab class, and pick up one Algebra 2 class and a second Geometry… Continue reading Changing classes at the end of the semester

Interesting article: “Female teachers transmit math anxiety to female students”

Articles doesn't seem to be released yet, but there is a short write-up on Ars Technica: http://arstechnica.com/science/news/2010/01/female-teachers-math-anxiety-influences-female-students.ars "A new study suggests that elementary school may be a breeding ground for this anxiety. The study found that when elementary school teachers, who are primarily female, displayed a high level of anxiety about math, that skittishness was… Continue reading Interesting article: “Female teachers transmit math anxiety to female students”

Maybe I don’t hate this job as much…

I started off this week feeling very anxious about starting school. I ended the week on a much better note. I saw some students motivated to learn and some learning happening, which encouraged me. I feel like I'm developing deeper rapport with students and gaining their respect. Also, once I get back into the daily… Continue reading Maybe I don’t hate this job as much…