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A Bit About Me.

The aim of this blog is to discover and explore ideas about learning, teaching, and understanding math.  (For me, it usually happens in that order.) What an adventure!  My journey to the classroom was circuitous; I taught fifth grade in the public school system, took some time off to homeschool my two sons, who are now in college, and now I hope to return to the classroom.  A great math teacher should provide motivation, engage the students, and present explanations for the material.  I am hoping that through this course I can enhance my current mathematical practices to make learning more meaningful.  I am also looking for ways to boost the student’s mathematical confidence.   As the saying goes, “Life is an adventure, teaching even more so.”  I think teaching math might be the greatest adventure of them all.

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3 responses to “A Bit About Me.

  1. Jennifer,
    I love your quote, ” A great math teacher should provide motivation, engage the students, and present explanations for the material.” For me that is what makes an effective teacher in any grade or subject.

    You have a wonderfully unique vision to share based on your experiences with homeschooling. I know I will continue to learn a lot from you.

    Thanks for sharing,

    Pat

  2. eluevano

    Jennifer,

    This is an amazing blog. You truly are full of knowledge. Thank you for sharing this blog. It is very helpful.

  3. Hi Jennifer,

    I love your blog name and background! I thought it was interesting that you home schooled your kids. I’m sure being a home school teacher encouraged you to think of creative ways to motivate your students. Did you find the experience useful for your teaching career?

    -Gaia

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