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Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Two: Affiliate to Learn and Teach Math Well
I recommend that you join the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and your local math teaching/learning affiliate. I also recommend that you join Jo Boaler's youcubed at Stanford association for timely, research-based information and ideas.
These organizations will provide you with up-to-date research, learning opportunities, tools, and conferences that will support your positive teaching and learning.
In general, most school systems provide money so that educators can attend professional learning conferences. You'll want to learn about that. Some organizations also pay for professional periodicals and members in professional organizations too.
It can be overwhelming to receive all the information related to professional organizations, but if you make a pattern of reading one article a month or weekly review of the materials, it makes this professional learning pattern both productive and doable.