My Teaching Philosophy
In order for learning to happen, we have to incorporate real-life, tangible experiences into the learning process. This can present special difficulties in the math classroom, which is commonly biased towards abstract concepts like algebraic equations and the coordinate plane. My passion is to find ways to bring the real world and math together for students using projects where, instead of absorbing my understanding of it, students create their own understanding of how math works in the world.
Building Block Spotlight: Collaboration
When students are collaborating in my classroom, it looks like many heads bent together around a table working together to negotiate how to make the thing they are creating a reality. My class helps my students to develop this skill by consistently using projects as a way to practice and develop the collaboration skills we are learning about.