Welcome. I'm Joan Kessler and have been teaching Secondary and College Mathematics for over 30 years. It has been and continues to be an incredible journey starting with chalk, blackboards, and ditto machines, transitioning to markers and whiteboards and beginning LMS's, and now incorporating the most amazing classroom and distance learning technology, all with student success as my primary goal.
Discovery with Technology, and activity-based learning with a bit of humor. I enjoy trying new techniques and sharing the ones that work. I strive to make math fun for my students and I love using hands on activities.
National Board Certified Teacher, Teacher of the Year, ICTCM Innovation in Technology in Education Award Certified "Teachers Teaching with Technology" Texas Instruments Calculator Instructor. I have spoken professionally at Mathematics Conferences worldwide including China and France about effective teaching of mathematics with Technology Enhancements.
BS and MA in Mathematics plus over 24 graduate hours in Educational Technology.
I have taught in Rhode Island, Illinois, Florida, and Online. I was the VP of Education for a Mathematics Software company for over two years. I am also an inventor with a patent and trademark.
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