The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics are holding their annual meeting in San Francisco this week. It is an exciting time where mathematics teachers are coming to learn about how best to serve their students in the classroom. This year I was invited to talk in the New Teacher Strand, which was assembled to provide talks aimed at the interests, needs, and challenges of being a new teacher. When I considered what I might offer new teachers I thought about my own experience as a new teacher and how I would use the energy generated by the conference along with the new things I have learned to make adjustments to my teaching during the final weeks of the school year so I could consider how best to enact the strategies, problems, lesson structures when the school year starts up in the fall. My hope is that this process is something that new teachers would appreciate hearing about and considering as they take in this year’s annual meeting.
Another thing I like to do at meetings like the NCTM Annual Meeting is to share what I have learned and seen at the meeting. Here is the link to my notes from the Research Conference/Annual Meeting. Enjoy!