MemberApril 13, 2022 at 7:12 am
Good morning! My name is Bridget and I live in the Boston Area. I am a 6th grade math teacher at a charter in Dorchester, MA. I’ve been teaching at the same school for 20 years, and I truly love my community. My background is in special education, but math is what I have been teaching for many, many years.
I recently read “Building Thinking Classrooms,” and my teaching has done a 180. I was definitely teaching traditionally and my students were doing the “sit and get.” After reading the book, I switched EVERYTHING (it only took me 20 years), as I reflected and noted that my students were only mimicking, not thinking.
I’ve been listening to your podcasts and have learned a lot. That is why I am here- to learn more. Thank you for this space!