Character Strengths & Teaching

Reflections of a Second-career Math Teacher

Recently, a group of friends and I decided to explore our values and beliefs using an online survey called the VIA Survey of Character Strengths, which is available at the Authentic Happiness website.*  The survey results reasonably reflect my character strengths, which will serve me well as I transition into my new career as a secondary mathematics teacher.  My top 5 character strengths follow.

Your Top Strength:  Fairness, equity, and justice

Treating all people fairly is one of your abiding principles. You do not let your personal feelings bias your decisions about other people. You give everyone a chance.

Your Second Strength:  Bravery and valor

You are a courageous person who does not shrink from threat, challenge, difficulty, or pain. You speak up for what is right even if there is opposition. You act on your convictions.

Your Third Strength:  Honesty, authenticity, and genuineness

You are an honest person, not…

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About Dave aka Mr. Math Teacher

Secondary math teacher teaching math intervention, algebra 1, honors precalculus, and AP Calculus AB. I spent 25 years in high tech in engineering, marketing, sales and business development roles in the satellite communications, GPS, semiconductor, and wireless industries. I am awed by the potential in our nation's youth and I hope to instill in them the passion to improve our world at local, state, national, and global levels.
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