**( note: unlike most
webpages I’ve made, this particular page has not been updated in 5 or 10 years;
the quotations at the bottom, however, are fairly timeless)**

**electronic**** points of departure for mathematics teachers......**

**TEXAS-specific**:

Texas Essential
Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for Mathematics

Texas Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Conference for the Advancement of Mathematics Teaching

Some Organizations & Resources for Education/Math Education

**N**ational
**C**ouncil of **T**eachers of **M**athematics,

NCTM
Standards 2000 and related
demonstrations (ILLUMINATIONS),

previous NCTM standards: curriculum &
evaluation (1989), professional
(1991), assessment
(1995),

developing educational
standards, standards
in education,

standards
(and syllabus) I developed for a secondary math methods course

math
history search, more
history, women
mathematicians,

Geometry
Center, COMAP, UCSMP, Core-Plus,

Math Forum
(Swarthmore), Internet
Mathematics Library, math
search, math
index,

CHANCE Database
(stats in the media, etc.),

Dave's
Math Tables,

resources
for preparing teachers,

first-year
teachers tips!,

pedagogy
resources, Math
Teacher's Guide,

Family Math, Figure This! (challenge
problems for middle-schoolers), Do Math,

math competitions for Georgia
students,

video
clips on various topics!, Hatfield
et.al. elementary/middle school methods website,

early childhood mathematics
education links,

archived shows of
the pioneering weekly talkradio show Math Medley,

Creative
Publications,

Pearson,

ETA
Cuisenaire,

Delta
Education,

Key
Curriculum Press,

Scott Foresman - Addison Wesley,

Ellison
Letter Machine company,

Geometer's Sketchpad,

Texas Instruments,

Teachers
Teaching with Technology,

ETA
manipulatives,

Blue
Marble Children's Bookstore,

Mathematical
Association of America,

New Mathwright Library of computer explorations,

probability
and statistics resources, quantitative literacy K-12,
M&M distributions,

writing tips, speaking tips,
using songs in math class,

education
search engine,

webmath, A+ plus
math, kids math page,

search
for Lesson Plans, more
lesson plans,

some teaching resources: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5,

college
mathematics modules,

ask Dr. Math,

Mathematics
Teacher, Mathematics Teaching
in the Middle School, Teaching
Children Mathematics,

search the
ERIC database for math ed articles,

Math Search, Yahoo mathematics links,

searchable
Eisenhower site,

searchable
Annenberg/CPB reform site,

federal
math resources,

Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)

US Dept. of Education,

join NCTM's free Legislative and Policy Update listserv by

sending email address, name, grade teaching, teaching specialty, and
state to legnet@nctm.org,

National Council for Accreditation of
Teacher Education,

Third International Mathematics
and Science Study(TIMSS),

Foundation for Advancement in Science
and Education,

Individuals with Disabilities
Education Act,

National Association of Secondary School
Principals,

National Science Foundation,

School Science and Mathematics
Association,

American Association for the Advancement
of Science,

Annenberg/Corporation for
Public Broadcasting database,

National Association of State Boards of
Education,

Association of
Mathematics Teacher Educators,

National Council of Supervisors of
Mathematics,

American Federation of Teachers,

American School Directory,

National Education Association,

National Middle School Association,

National Association of Elementary
School Principals,

grant opportunities: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8,

**some**** quotes about teaching that inspire
me....**

“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I
understand.” -- Chinese Proverb (Confucius?)

"Those who can, do. Those who understand, teach." -- Lee Shulman

"The man who doesn't read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them." -- Mark Twain

“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The
superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”

-- William Arthur Ward

“If I had a child who wanted to be a teacher, I would bid him Godspeed as if
he were going to a war. For indeed the war against prejudice, greed and
ignorance is eternal, and those who dedicate themselves to it give their lives
no less because they may live to see some fraction of the battle won.”

-- James Hilton

“Educators have always known that learning and life are maximal where play and work coincide.” -- L.W. Gibbs

"The pupil who is never required to do what he cannot do, never does what he can do." -- John Stuart Mill

"He is educated who knows how to find out what he doesn't know." -- German philosopher George Simmel

"You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by by yourself, sitting alone in a room." -- Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss)

"Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon." -- E. M. Forster

"The chief object of education is not to learn things but to unlearn things." -- G. K. Chesterton

"To teach is to learn twice." -- Joseph Joubert

"Who dares to teach must never cease to learn." -- John Cotton Dana

"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." -- William Butler Yeats

"A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops." -- Henry Brooks Adams

"Everyone who remembers his own educational experience remembers teachers, not methods or techniques. The teacher... makes or breaks the program." -- Sidney Hook

"Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition." -- Jacques Barzun

"Teachers are expected to reach unattainable goals with inadequate tools. The miracle is that at times they accomplish this impossible task." -- Haim G. Ginott

"Most teachers have little control over school policy or curriculum or choice of texts or special placement of students, but most have a great deal of autonomy inside their classroom. To a degree shared by only a few other occupations, such as police work, public education rests precariously on the skill and virtue of the people at the bottom of the institutional pyramid." -- Tracy Kidder

"What is training? Training is preparing oneself to be able to do what one can't count on having to do. In a football game, training is the thing that keeps one's muscle from giving when the unexpected strain is applied, which means that little extra bit of wind when everyone's wind is gone. Training of the mind is that which enables one to handle not the problem that we have been over -- most of us can do that -- but the problem we have never met before. Training of the heart is that kind of conditioning that makes one steady when he is sick in fear, or bewildered by strangeness, or hurt and bruised in the mind." -- Frank Ashburn, as quoted by Steve Forbes

"Who is wise? [One] who learns from all [people]." -- Ben Zoma, *Chapters of the Fathers*

"Much have I learned from my teachers, more from my colleagues, but
most from my students." -- R. Hanina *(Talmud:
Taanit, 7a)*

"Through an act of *tzimtzum*
[contraction], the teacher allows the child to be actively engaged and to learn
by doing (*na'aseh** v'nishma*).
Through that same act, the teacher acknowledges that children are now and will
more fully become images of Gd (*tzelem**
clohim*), each in his/her own unique way (*ein** domeh l'haverio*)."

-- R. Elana Kanter

"Before going in to teach, R. Nehunia ben
Kana would say: May it be Your will, my Gd, that no misunderstanding or confusion arise through my
teachings. May my colleagues and students value my learning; and may I
value theirs." -- Talmud (Berakhot 28b)