So as we think of our main questions, which questions take priority, and why are those questions important to you.
For me, I really love to teach in ways that inspire, motivate, and develop the learning team. I always work towards those classroom moments when everyone is engaged with enthusiasm, care, and creativity--true learning moments. To reach these moments requires terrific teaching, and terrific teaching is the goal I seek, a goal that I'll achieve by following Dorothy Day's quote, "People say, 'What is the sense of our small effort?' They cannot see that we must lay one brick at a time, take one step at a time."
With Day's wise words urging me forward, these are the questions that will lead me forward towards terrific teaching?
- What is most important to know with regard to teaching and learning mathematics?
- What are the best ways to teach in order to develop students' sense of confidence, growth mindset, learning-to-learn habitudes, and a strong knowledge, concept, and skill foundation?
- How can I continue to promote and model the qualities of good character and social competency with and for students?
- How can I work with my collegial team to develop STEAM efforts with and for students that matter?
These questions will lead me in the days ahead.