As a methods teacher, I have been teaching current and future teachers how to teach many content areas.
Many of my students have anxiety when it comes to their confidence in teaching math to young children.
I ask them to share their math stories and many of my students share math stories that are not positive.
How can we change our own math stories? How can we help our students and children have positive math stories and a growth mindset that sees themselves as mathematicians?
Check out this enlightening Ted talk from Dan Finkel where he gives five principles of extraordinary math teachers that can help us change their stories.