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Make Math Moments Academy Forums Community Discussion Introduce Yourself New Member: Laura Crowley, St. Louis, MO

  • New Member: Laura Crowley, St. Louis, MO

    Posted by Laura Crowley on March 31, 2021 at 6:07 pm

    Hello all! I teach in a private grade 7 – 12 school, teaching 7th graders, juniors and seniors the past few years. I was the department chair for 7 years, but have stepped away from that role. I am currently mentoring a new teacher through our Teaching Fellows program. I have taught in my current school for 16 years, and taught in a public school in Seattle, WA, for 5 years prior to that. I joined the MMM Academy because I continue to look for ways to make my classroom more interactive, learner-centered, and problem-based. I found the podcast and have been enjoying listening to that.

    My school is pretty traditional, and our classes are short. I work hard to focus on sense-making and not just procedure-mimicking, but I fall way short of making my lessons primarily problem-based.

    Mary Wessel replied 1 year, 11 months ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Kyle Pearce

    April 1, 2021 at 6:22 am

    Welcome to the community my friend!

    I think so many can relate about wanting math class to be more than mimicking, but wow is it much more challenging than anyone would expect.

    Have you taken a dive into the problem based units area?

    We are happy to have you here 🙂

  • Mary Wessel

    April 1, 2021 at 2:15 pm

    Hi Laura! I am in MO as well. I taught for Special School District for 5 years and now I teach out in Wentzville. I hope your year is going well!