Monthly Archives: September 2018

When Life Gives You Lemons…

A little over two weeks ago, I resigned from a new position as an upper level mathematics teacher at a parochial high school barely three weeks into the new academic year. In some ways, I was heartbroken; I am still … Continue reading

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What is Mathematics? The Most Misunderstood Subject

The essay, “What is Mathematics? The Most Misunderstood Subject” by Dr. Robert H. Lewis, Professor of Mathematics, Fordham University, resonates strongly with me and underscores the challenges I faced teaching mathematics in public, and private, high schools. Here are two … Continue reading

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Prepare the Student for the Path, not vice versa

A few summers ago, as I strolled along a pool deck in Moraga, CA, awaiting the start of one of my youngest son’s USA Water Polo 14U Junior Olympic qualification games, I noticed a powerful statement posted on one of … Continue reading

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