|Subject / Grade||7th grade Math|
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Welcome to 7th grade. You will become part of Bogle Bulldog family. I am originally from Belgrade, Serbia and before venturing into education I’ve spent several years working in the medical field. I have three boys and a baby girl. I love traveling, hiking and being outdoors. I look forward to working with you to make this an exciting and positive year. Please know that we are all a part of our classroom community and you will have many opportunities to contribute to our learning community.
My Education and Professional Background
In 2002, I received my Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Grand Canyon University. In 2006, I went back to school and attended ASU Polytechnic for my teaching certificate. I also have my middle school endorsement in math and science. Over the years I have been a part of many science and math grants like Engineering is Elementary, Chandler Intel Math Academy and Arizona Math Partnership. Before coming to Bogle, I was at Knox Elementary teaching 6th grade math and science. Recently I have obtained a Masters in Administration and Leadership from Grand Canyon University. I guess you could call me a lifelong learner dedicated to education!
My Educational Philosophy
My philosophy is that mathematics should be taught for understanding. Learning is a social process and this means that in my classroom students will be encouraged and expected to discuss math and explain their thinking. Research shows that students need to be able to talk about what they are learning to better process knowledge and keep it in their long term memory. We will establish a classroom climate that promotes student sharing of ideas with understanding that making mistakes is not failure, but a natural part of the learning process. It is important to help students connect what we learn in math to the useful real-life applications of the concepts.
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