Hi, I am Talya. It has been an accelerating decade-long journey of learning FOR and FROM my students. It is only getting more interesting! I have been teaching in urban, mostly impoverished school districts, working with students of all levels: those who were 2 years ahead of the curve, and those, who benefited from a 4-semester curriculum, many, English language learners.
Be Enthusiastic and Thorough are the rules of my game. I am convinced that ANY of my kids are capable for significant growth, when they trust my instruction and believe in themselves. To attain those trust and believe they have to see that "it works!" so, I pay special attention to scaffolding, connections we make, and cognition processes we go through. A bit of humor and visual appeal is what makes it all stick together :).
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Masters of Arts in Teaching. Master in Systems Engineering.
One of my eye opening experiences as an educator was participation in the State's Tests Development Program ( Range Finding, Final Eyes, Item Writing). It helped me see how minor errors prevent students from making their knowledge "visible". This experience helps me demonstrate students how good Communication and Attention to Precision in Mathematics can make a difference... in their future.
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