What do Math Teachers Need to Be?
Read “What do Math Teachers Need to Be?”* by Herb
Clemens, a mathematics professor at
The Ohio State University. Where does your own practice of
teaching mathematics stand in relationship to what Clemens says
mathematics teachers need to be:
unafraid, reverent, humble,
opportunistic, versatile, and in control of their math. If Clemens came to your classroom and watched you teach math, how would he answer
his question: Can this teacher
teach it [math] with conviction, and
with some feeling for its essence?
in 1991 in Teaching academic subjects to
diverse learners (pp. 84-96).