After nearly a decade teaching mathematics to high schoolers as a vocation, I recently decided that a healthier work-life balance as well as a higher level of respect is needed; sadly, both rarely present themselves to teachers in our country.
Furthermore, I have resigned myself to the belief that developing high school students of mathematics to their fullest potential by holding them to high expectations is a fools errand unless the school and community shares a common belief on how to do so.
And while I could have kept on as a high school teacher, doing so would have required me to teach in a manner that I feel is ineffective at best and deleterious at worst. So, I’m going to teach business courses part time at the community college level, referee water polo games, tutor students in mathematics and physics, blog about my experiences teaching mathematics, and build out a consultancy role spanning education, technology, and business.
Wish me luck!