MemberApril 10, 2020 at 11:12 am
Hi everyone – my name is Louise Tessier and I am a first year 6th grade math teacher in Philadelphia.
I graduated college with a mathematics degree, and after college I signed up to teach adult women math. With no background in how to teach math and no training, I very much just explained math procedurally. In hindsight, this was not very effective. Since then, I have been to grad school and almost survived my first year of teaching (!!!). I have learned so much in the last two years about how to engage students in math and encourage them to make sense of things on their own. I joined this acedemy to continue learning and growing as a math educator!!
Grateful for platforms like this to exist. Excited to be here!