Do You Do Math?

Today I am starting an occasional thread of posts called “Confessions of a History Teacher.”

I am responsible for a daily study hall. My students know that they are expected to work hard and unless they are studying for an upcoming test or quiz cannot talk to their neighbors. I do not want to encourage an environment where students could get away with helping too much and thus accidentally cheating.

Students regularly ask me – the teacher, “Do you know science?” “Do you know English?” “Do you know math?”

I always answer “No.”

The confession – I tested out of my college English class and passed Advanced English with high marks. And I am a math minor.

Do I know English? Do I know math? Yes, but I am not telling you that!!!


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