While I was working at the coordinator for a math learning center, I tried to identify what I thought the important aspects of the work were. Recently, I rediscovered the document I put together then and, although it’s not perfect, I thought it might be useful for some of the teachers who occasionally look at this blog.
In the essay, I identify eight qualities that I think make a learning center a place that truly empowers and makes connections with students:
- Relatively uniform in pedagogy
- Energetic and motivating
- Consistently engaged in professionally development
I expand on these some in the essay and I conclude with the following mottoes:
- I don’t teach math, I teach students.
- Human beings are more important than disciplines or centers or institutions.
I believe these ideas are as important, if not more so, now, in my current role as a classroom teacher, as I did then.
Click Coordinating an Effective Learning Center to download the entire document.