Attending Math Lab was not only one of, if not the most, powerful PD experiences I’ve had, but public teaching also helped reignite my passion for teaching when I felt it was gone.
It was inspiring to watch others in action. It truly helped me reflect on my own teaching.
This is really a way to improve public schools (and thank you for being excellent models)!
At Math Lab, I learned so much about the importance of building a math community and giving multiple opportunities for students to explain their thinking.
I used to think that because I hated math, I would be horrible at teaching it too. Now I think because of my mistakes I can understand and teach math better!
I have received and delivered professional development in many formats and contexts during my career and can say that this experience was among the most inspiring and impactful I have encountered.