When I entered the field of mathematics education, it was first through mathematics. I happened upon mathematics in somewhat of a magical way. That magic can best be described by enjoyment and a sense of accomplishment and empowerment. I was good at it, and competed with others (mainly those of the opposite sex). I continuedContinue reading “Searching for purpose: mathematics and teaching.”
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“…we need to …
“…we need to encourage people to become less productive. Make time to not work. Make time to think. Make time simply to be.” Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2014/03/03/essay-why-faculty-members-work-so-much#ixzz2vItvLNoj Inside Higher Ed
Why I am I scholar.
I am a scholar to change the world. Be the change you wish to see in the word, is a motto that is akin to that of my alma mater (challenge yourself change the world). These sayings resonate with me in a powerful way. To me they are motivators to act, to be, to lead.Continue reading “Why I am I scholar.”
1. Inspired by Sousada’s recent post on “Why am I a scholar? ~why I left teaching~“, I should write that essay for myself. What does it mean to be a scholar, and why is that my quest? 2. Unknowable plans. For tomorrow.
Living and learning.
Every day is a new day. Today, and lately, I’ve been learning about living. Learning about living a fuller more complete life. I find learning about living to be challenging and tiring. Caught in seemingly disparate worlds as tumultuous as a bubbling ocean busying itself during a a storm. I tire my eyes, body, and soulContinue reading “Living and learning.”
Write every day.
Someone once told me it is an important practice to write every day. Find a space and a time to just write.