I started this as a pre-service high school math teacher. I have just begun my first year of teaching in January – so I am now a first year 12th grade math teacher in Philly.
Well that’s the gist of this blog anyway – I am a lot of other things. I am obsessed with all things Harry Potter, I am a music lover, an addicted TV freak, a craftster/knitter/sew-er, a love to eat-er. I have been tutoring and teaching SAT and standardized test prep for the past 4 years and this past summer I finally taught my own course (think my own syllabus, lesson plans, 2 TAs!). This summer was eye-opening, amazing, and slightly traumatic. The biggest gain from it all was finding the twitter/blog community. (Follow me @mathemagical1)
Overall my main goal is to educate, engage, AND excite the urban high school demographic into realizing mathematics isn’t something just for people with special skills. I want kids to discover self-esteem alongside with the quadratic formula, too idealist? Well, that’s a pre-service (now first year) teacher for you.