MemberMay 22, 2019 at 2:24 pm
Hi Amy, there are a couple other topics on this board asking very similar questions. May all of you should get together and come up with some action steps.
I will point out that you are trying to change a culture, so if can find one or two leaders willing to be work closely with you, and they are succesfull the other teachers are going to be much more receptive to you and what you have to say. Keep in mind that teachers are used to fads coming through every year or two and are reluctant to change everything up because next year a new fad will come through. If you can demonstrate with their kids that what you propose works and works well, then they are likely to get on board.
Have you asked the teachers what they might need or want to see to get buy in? What they need for support, what they need for resources?
I’m just a new teacher, but I know that when higher ups push an idea without talking about it to their subordinates, it doesn’t go well.
I hope you succeed, if you do, it it has the potential to make math more enjoyable, successful and less frustrating for everyone involved.