I have enjoyed your dialogue. I have an Eisenhower consultant position in a very, very poor county of Virginia. I will leave Sunday for two weeks. From past experience and from present contact with the teacher that will be my aide, I am learning that there are many different teacher cultures. Teaching the adults that I will work with will necessitate that I learn about them and address their needs, not necessarily what I think that they need. Yet, I am hired to teach them content and pedagogy based on the Virginia SOL's (Standards of Learning).
This causes me much thinking about myself and how I can best serve these very poor, very dedicated rural teachers. --
Math History Lives!
Karen Dee Michalowicz Adjunct Faculty Upper School Mathematics Chair George Mason University The Langley School Fairfax, VA 1411 Balls Hill Rd, McLean, VA 22012 USA 703-356-1920(w) E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: (703) 790-9712 --or-- KarenDM@aol.com