How does Agile Mind support your work?
I saw the value of Social Emotional Learning before I began with Agile Mind, thinking about students’ multiple intelligences and recognizing who was gifted where, so that I could tap into it. Intensified Algebra Incorporates a lot of those ideas – it made me an expert in what I always knew was the essence of education.
I hate it when I hear, “students don’t want to learn”. That’s not true – learning is power, and validates students’ existence. It’s just that they don’t know how to learn. As teachers, it’s our job as the leaders and authority in the classroom, to make sure they learn, and Agile Mind provides tools to help take us there.
Agile Mind is kind of like my “Wal-Mart”. Everything I need is there, you know, and sometimes I find new items that I didn’t discover the previous year. I feel empowered to open up the Advice for Instruction and to look at the lessons and see the motion of what is going to happen, and take the lead in it.