Gee, I’m a Tree!

So, good news!  And it’s two-fold.  Or several fold?  Or just crumpled up in a little ball…

First, it’s August!  My birth month.  Not really unexpected good news, I have come to be pretty good at predicting when this good news will arrive from year to year.

Second, I found out that I will be teaching two sections of Algebra and one section of Honors Geometry.  Yay, yay, and yay!  Though I am admittedly a little nervous about being the only Algebra teacher.  Why?  Well, it’s nothing major.  The set of Algebra Keystone scores is a big focus to a lot of people (internally and externally).  Not that this is a big deal, I’m very confident in what I can do.  I just know that when my learners, at least the ones who have Algebra this coming semester, take the Algebra Keystones, I will feel somewhat (totally?) responsible for the outcome.  I know this is not totally the case — they’ve had years of math before me that led to who knows what, but it’s still something that I think about.  Part of me is very nervous for this, and another part of me is super excited because if the scores improve, I also like to believe I can take at least some of the credit.

Third!  (is that really like saying sixth? [because 3! = 6] ) One of the things that will make it significantly easier for me to teach is (get this!) I  won’t be travelling among classrooms.  That’s fantastic! Though, I was looking forward to presenting the “travelling facilitator” problem to my learners.  At this point I’m pretty sure, but not 100% sure, which room will be mine, but that’s just a small detail that will work itself out.  I can’t wait!  We’ll see if my excitement holds up but I’m pretty confident.  

PS – maybe I should ask to teach statistics?  I’m throwing in words like significant and confident.  The parameters of the school year are August 12 until June 20.  There we go again!  

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About Mr. T

Well, I'm interested in math. Teaching it, learning it, describing it, living it. Creating it. Most importantly (to me) is helping others appreciate it as much as I do.
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