I’m a math teacher, and I’m proud of it! As I watch Haywee grade papers and read novels, I’m thankful that math is a pretty straight-forward field. It’s very black or white – answers are either right or wrong. Sure, students can be partially right in their steps, but the answer boils down pretty simply. Kids these days don’t hear it enough, or that’s what everyone has you think. Children are coddled, losers are given participation trophies, etc. I hope to lower the stigma of being wrong in my class – it just means we need to try again and work harder – as well as praise when people when they do come to the right answer on their own. Math as a subject doesn’t change much, although best practices in how to teach it do. I’ll be the first to admit I’m not perfect and there’s always room for improvement in my content knowledge and teaching strategies, but I do love what I do! I have to give a shout-out to MeganDubYuh, who is also a milspouse math teacher. Woot!