Tomika Rochelle Altman-Lewis
Mathematically Speaking 2.0: Utilizing Best Practices to Develop Mathematical Champions
Dr. Rita Pierson provided the world with an inspiring Ted Talk that emphasized the importance of making connections. She emphasized that, “Kids don't learn from people they don't like.” She passionately stated that, “Every child deserves a champion-an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.” I believe this same mindset relates to mathematics. Students do not learn from teachers who do not like mathematics. The students at my school deserve a champion that will help them develop their mathematical understanding and I want to be this champion for them. I want to continue the work from a previous NCTM MET grant I received. I feel as though attending an NCTM National Conference will equip me with new strategies/best practices to share with students and teachers at my school.