This year, I have had the opportunity to re-enter the classroom, being asked to teach our eighth grade pre-algebra course, Foundations of Algebra. When first given the assignment, I was excited to be able to put into practice all that I preach, to shift to a student centered classroom, to provide opportunities for discovery, to allow for differentiation and self-pacing, having students strive for mastery rather than a grade, and to begin to shift to a more blended or flipped classroom experience, with a shift towards more real-world, project based curriculum which would allow these students to experience math in addition to […]