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?   Explain.

* Published in 1991 in Teaching academic subjects to diverse learners (pp. 84-96).
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