MemberOctober 23, 2021 at 4:42 pm
Hang in there, David, and keep doing what you know is best for your students. I would guess that your administrators were trained in “old-school” math in which there is more of an “I do it, we do it, you do it” mode of teaching and they feel confident that is the way to go. Hopefully,, if not from your administration, it will come from your students and their parents. you will get that pat on the back.
My administrators are highly supportive of my teaching style and trust that I know what I am doing. When I get frustrated by what other teachers in other districts have to face, I try to remember that administrators, in general, are under a great deal of pressure to show the results on a standardized test.