pmruzicka wrote:Hello! My name is Paul and I am a middle school math teacher. I carry one APOE-ε3 allele and one APOE-ε4 allele. I am here to further my knowledge.
Welcome to a place where we're all looking to further our knowledge and appreciate people who have the gifts to further the knowledge of adolescents! And in math, no less! My grandmother was a math teacher who was so skilled at her craft that at the age of 91 she was able to convince the staff of her nursing home that she had taught then-about-to-resign President Nixon math by describing in detail his math weaknesses. A good math teacher never retires; she just savors the memories.
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Eons ago I was a H.S. English teacher and not so long ago a special ed. administrator who worked with lots of M.S. staff, kids and families. I found that M.S. teachers (almost) always have a sense of humor, are skilled in circumventing obstacles to learning (including ones imposed by administrators!) and use teamwork to solve problems in order to help others. This community is a lot like a great Middle School faculty: active, noisy, able to agree to disagree, with a "got your back" attitude of supporting each person in a sometimes confusing new world.
Enjoy exploring this site, and enjoy also the crazy last few weeks of school before a well-deserved summer break.