I am Sara Van Der Werf, a 24 year mathematics teacher in Minneapolis Public Schools. I have taught math in grades 7-12 as well as spent several years leading mathematics at the district office. I currently teach Advanced Algebra at South High School. My coworkers and I are modeling persistence this school year by trying to learn to ride a backwards bicycle in the hallways of our school. I am also the current President of the Minnesota Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM). I am passionate about encouraging and connecting with mathematics teachers. If you stop by my school, be sure to ask to see the calculator museum I curate. My favorite 5-minute professional development I would love all teachers to watch is one of Annie Fetter’s Ignite talks on Noticings and Wonderings. Watch it today! (re-watch it if you have not watched it for a while). Enjoy and be well, my friend.
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