Throughout my long history as a teacher and principal in public school education, I have identified the best instructional practices that maximize student learning. I address all types of learning styles. I ensure that all prerequisite skills are mastered before moving through the next part of the curriculum. I find, particularly in Mathematics, that students who do not have the necessary prerequisite skills will ultimately fail because they simply are not ready to address more complex skills.
I am truly gifted in logic, scoring in the 95th percentile on my GRE. Upper level math courses,if a closer look is taken, are based on logic. I open each learning session with logic problems. As students solve these problems, they have fun and they gain confidence in their cognitive abilities. Confidence is extremely important to math achievement. Sometimes, struggling students believe they cannot understand math. I do not believe in this theory. I believe all students can not only understand math, but they can excel in this subject.
I use engaging activities and humor to make learning fun. If one presents the math curriculum in its basic form, it can be boring to some students. I use many learning activities with concept maps. I expect students to connect new knowledge with prior learning, and to cognitively reflect upon their learning. Then, the students reflect what they have learning, in their own words, to me.
I care for my students and respect them, breaking down the personal barriers to achievement. Students will learn if instructors believe in them and if personal, professional relationships are established with them.
I have been devoted to the educational profession all of my life. I am a worthy educator.
Myrrh hasn’t set a schedule.