1. Do you know what is Permutation?

An ordered arrangement of a group of object is known as Permutation, for example, the permutation of arrangement of 9 balls different in colours in 3 different rows can be done in 9P3= 504 ways.

2. Explain how do you create a successful home and work balance?

Although I don't believe my life is balanced, I took on teaching spin classes as a way to structure ‘me time' into my day. I love cranking up the music and encouraging my clients to be the best they can be for 45 minutes! It is very refreshing to have adult conversations and it's nice to burn off a little steam while on the bike.

3. Do you know what is a linear equation what is it used for?

To calculate or solve problems involving distance, speed and time we used linear equation, it is also used to find solutions that involve weight, mass and density. Linear equation can be expressed as Ax +By+ Cz+…= D.

4. Explain what aspects of your job are the most challenging?

The most challenging aspect of my job as math teacher and instructional coach is managing the different personalities and tasks I've been asked to perform.

5. Do you know what is algebra?

Algebra is one of the fields of maths, which uses symbols and letters to represent numbers, point and objects, as well as relationship between them. It is used to know the unknown variables.

For example, you have lost 5 pens, and you are left with 10 pens now, to know the total number of pens you had it. You will use algebraic equation.

X -5 = 10

X= 10+5 = 15 which is the total number of pens you had.

6. Explain me how have you used student data to inform planning or assessment?

It has become quite common for teachers to use pre- and post-testing to better determine what our students actually know before we plan and teach lessons. With pre- and post-testing, I can also monitor the growth of each individual student. It has worked really well with the eighth graders in the math classes I teach. Let me show you one example from my portfolio.

7. Tell us in spite of work challenges, what do you most enjoy about being a teacher?

I love that everyday is a new day with new experiences. I learn from my students and have the opportunity to constantly grow as a professional.

8. Explain an example of differentiation in a classroom where you have worked?

Working with the sixth-grade teacher next door, we divided students for a math activity, based on the students' needs for review. I was able to work with students who really needed more one-on-one attention to attain higher scores. Even within my group, I modified how I presented information to students who needed more hands-on examples.

9. Explain me what would your master teacher or cooperating teacher say about you?

My master teacher would say that I am incredibly energetic in teaching because I love what I do! She would say that I am the type of person who also goes the extra mile to help my students learn and comprehend their lessons regardless of their abilities. She would say that I also try to teach values that are important in life, including the value of 

10. Tell me what advice can you give to those who are new to the field of teaching?

The pressure you encounter from administration can be intimidating and challenging. Don't worry about being the perfect teacher – worry about your growth as a teacher. I have become the most successful when I have picked small things to change (group work, rubrics, assessments) and only focus on one thing at a time. Find a community of teachers to help keep you inspired. Blogs, book clubs and professional development are some of my favorites!

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