Scott Haselwood has issued me a challenge. He knows I can't back down from a challenge. Below are my answers to his five questions. I hope you will join the challenge too.
What has been your ONE big struggle during this school year?
1. Saying yes to good things but not to the best things. Share TWO accomplishments that you are proud of from this school year? 1. I am really glad that we did not have students who didn't have a teacher in the math department. 2. I am proud that we are having more fun together as a faculty. We have events each month and more and more people are joining the festivities. What are THREE things you wish to accomplish before the end of the school year? 1. Finish a book that I am writing with Chris Fancher on Project-Based Learning in the math classroom. 2. More than 90% of my students pass the Geometry EOI test. 3. Precalculus students finish their first book on making math concepts simplier. Give FOUR reasons why you remain in education in today’s rough culture. 1. Teaching is what God has called me to do. I can't miss my calling because it gets rough. 2. As Rita Pierson said, every kid needs a champion. 3. I absolutely love it. 4. The kids, the kids, the kids. Which FIVE people do you hope will take the challenge of answering these questions. Rafanz Davis - She is a guru at tech and math. Myla Lee - One of the best elementary teachers I know. Jonathan Atchley - Every time I interact with him on twitter or edcamps, he fills me up. Kelli Anglley - Can't stop retweeting your comments. Sarah Hagan - I love her dedication to her students. Drumright is lucky to have her. Read some other responses: Teach From Here For the Love