I've been a math teacher for 14 years. At the same school. It's a middle school. Sometimes I forget that I get paid to do this. There is probably something wrong with me.
I live in Minnesota where negative numbers are taught to 3 year old children as justification for the layers of warm clothes they must wear to survive the short walk to the car. Sometimes my own children cry when I do math with them. My desk is cleanest when I have a substitute teacher coming the next day.
I struggle with the right balance of high fives and frequent hand sanitizer although I hear the fire marshal frowns on the latter.
I have no aspirations of leaving the classroom, career advancement or adding catchy titles to my resume. I love teaching, math and persistence. I'm still trying to learn balance when it comes to math instruction, student discourse, technology and persistence of learners.
I "have summers off" and would love to come work with teachers in areas related to technology in the math classroom, standards based grading and teaching so students remember. Please contact me if you're interested in setting something up.