Mrs. Shepherd's Classroom

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Mrs. Dana Shepherd
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I have been working at Elk Rapids schools since 2009.  I have taught many forms of mathematics from 8th grade math up through Algebra 2 at the high school.  I currently teach 8th grade math and Algebra 1.  I have a tremendous passion for this subject and love to share my enthusiasm with my students.  My ultimate goal for teaching mathematics is to create a discovery based atmosphere in which the students are very involved within my classroom.  I love to relate mathematics to the real world, and present the material in a way that the students can get excited about the subject.  In addition, I have created a flipped classroom in which my students experience direct instruction at home through my own instructional youtube videos and then work collaboratively in class.  Check out my youtube channel DanaTheXplaina! :) 

Always looking to challenge my students while having fun!
Go Elks!

(231) 264-8991 Ext. 2112

“I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.”  ~Thomas A. Edison 

"Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas."  ~Albert Einstein

"The essence of mathematics is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple."  ~S. Gudder