A month after he graduated from Beloit College with a degree in mathematics, my son Ben is taking his first step towards becoming a high school math teacher.He starts his Denver Teacher Residency program Monday through a collaborative effort between the University of Denver and the Denver Public Schools.a method of meeting potential partners in which each participant has only a few minutes to talk to each of his or her dates before being moved on to the next one.At the end of the event, paticipants decide which dates they would like to see again Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. I should mention here that I think far too many students trot off to graduate school.Lots of these college grads, in my opinion, choose grad school because they don’t know what else to do.Ben will be taking classes for the next year at Denver University and in the fall he will be helping his mentor mathematics teacher in her classroom at Lincoln High School, which is a low-income, predominantly Hispanic high school in Denver.(President Obama visited the school in 2011.) If all goes well, Ben will earn his teaching credential and a master’s degree by this time next year and will become a full-fledged math teacher in the Denver school district for the 2015-2016 school year.
This spring Ben flew to Denver to participate in what could be called speed-dial dating with mentor mathematics teachers in Denver.At the University of Denver, Ben and his new classmates got to talk for about five minutes with 14 different math teachers.