Over the years I have taught algebra 1, algebra 2, pre-algebra, geometry, consumer math, biology and general science, and am certified in Massachusetts to teach math grades 1-12, biology and students with moderate disabilities. Teaching math-phobic students turned out to be my strength. Once a kid "gets" math, their whole words opens up.
My number one goal is to always teach math in a way that includes everyone and that gives students encouragement and confidence to take more years of math. To me, giving students confidence and desire to continue their math education is the most important thing I can do.
I'm a published author of a Chicken Soup for the Soul story called "The Eye Patch". It's in the Teens Talk Middle School book and was originally a story I wrote for a graduate class.
As an undergrad, I majored in Environmental Science at UMass Amherst. I added a math teaching certification to my biology certification and went on to study Mathematics for Teaching in graduate school at Harvard Extension School at night while teaching. A few years later, I pursued my Special Education license.
I blog about math teaching at scaffoldedmath.com. I also have a Facebook group called Visual Math that I hope you will join! You can find me on Facebook and Instagram as Scaffolded Math and Science or contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. -Shana McKay Scaffolded Math and Science scaffoldedmath.com
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