Hello from Kentucky!
My name is Katrina, and I am a special education teacher co-teaching math at the high school level. I have been teaching special education for 34 years at the same high school; however, no two years have ever been the same. I have been co-teaching math exclusively at my high school for the past 8 years and will be again this coming year. I have been teaching Algebra II, Algebra III, and geometry; however, I am not sure exactly what subjects I will be teaching this year due to some curriculum changes at our school.
I saw Jon and Kyle’s presentation at the Beyond Math virtual conference and wanted to dig deeper into what they were talking about. I have been increasingly unhappy with how instruction in my co-taught classes has been going. Kids aren’t really making progress and they only seem to want help on test day. There has to be a better way. This summer I am reading through Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics, and I really want to be a catalyst for change in our mathematics department. I want my students doing more thinking!