Education Technology

Five Ways Math Teachers are Superhereos

Posted 05/09/2018 by Kim Gonzales (@kimsgonzales)

How often do you hear students say things like, “I’m not good at math,” or “I don’t like math,” or “Why do I have to learn this?” 
 
In celebration of Teacher Appreciation Month, we visited Plano East Senior High School outside of Dallas to ask students how they really feel about their math teachers. The truth may surprise you and warm your heart. It will definitely remind you why you work tirelessly day-in-and-day-out to get your students excited about math. 

Here are our top 5 takeaways:

#1 – Math teachers change students’ perceptions of math! 

You might hear your students say, “I hate math.” But, they really do love when they understand – and that you make the effort to help them get it! 

 

#2– Math teachers make math fun! 

Math teachers know how to ÷ and conquer their math class to make it the life of the party! 

 

#3 – Math Teachers get to know their students. 

Math teachers relate to their students and find ways to motivate them. They tap into students’ interests to push them to do better.

 

#4 – Math Teachers care! 

Math makes everything in the world work, but students can struggle to see that.  Math teachers provide encouragement and support. 

 

#5 – Math Teachers go above and beyond their normal duties. 

Math teachers go that extra mile to make sure their students are successful.

 

Feeling inspired to thank your teacher?  Download this free printable card and #ThankATeacher.