Tuesday, February 15, 2011

I feel like I'm cheating...

I've been waiting to start this blog for ages.  I started reading math teacher blogs during my junior and senior years of high school.  Now, I'm working on finishing my junior year of college.  I'm pursuing a double major in mathematics and secondary education.

So, I feel like I'm cheating in starting this blog since, technically, I'm not a math teacher yet.  In fact, I'm not even a student teacher yet.  But, I love math and am passionate about education.  So, here I am.

The more blogs I read, the more I realize just how much effort it takes to be an effective teacher.  During the last several years of living vicariously through math teachers sharing their experiences on the web, my philosophy of how math should be taught has already shifted several times.  I've started re-evaluating my own experiences with math in the classroom as a student.

It is my hope that this blog will serve as a place to reflect on math and teaching so that I can start learning how to be an effective teacher before I ever enter my own classroom.