In Huffington Post article “To change education, start talking to effective educators,” 2017 Math Fellow Amanda Hathaway talks about her experience as a 2017 Math Fellow and writes, “If you want to change education, start by asking a teacher his or her opinion.” From the article:
This fall, I found another opportunity to give my professional opinion. I was selected to be a Math Fellow with EdVestors, a non-profit committed to driving change in urban schools and improving student achievement in Boston. The Math Fellows meet at least once a month and divide into working groups to tackle problems we identify in math education in Boston. We are tasked to “dream big, and implement practically.” It is an honor to work with other accomplished math teachers across the city and really think through ways to change math achievement for our students. I find it a relief to step back from my day-to-day teaching practice (at least for a few hours) and focus on big picture issues and solutions with a group of hardworking professionals.