Another week done and dusted for my Masters of Teaching program. Thankfully week two seemed far less overwhelming, and I'm starting to get back into the groove of full-time study. So far a lot of the program has been seeking to unpick our existing assumptions about what "good" teaching looks like. For example, one assumption I had (which has now been challenged) is that to be a good math teacher, you must have been a good math student. It seems obvious, but is it actually true? I'll leave that one for you to ponder.
I also learned that Jo Boaler is the bees knees when it comes to thinking about math teaching. This neat video highlights a whole lot of (erroneous) assumptions that people can have about math, which I thought was worth sharing because I think many of the views being thrown down by these young learners are still prevalent (and holding students back). Enjoy!