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Sally Hong ATMALA Student Interview

Sally Hong

Sally Hong

Math Teacher, NY State Association of Independent Schools

Sally Hong

Sally Hong

Math Teacher, NY State Association of Independent Schools


Why did you choose CSUF for your micro-credential module/course?

I wanted to be open to the idea that math classrooms are changing. Teachers are no longer distributors of information but facilitators of mathematical discourse. I heard great things about what I could learn from the ATMALA course on how to create a learning environment with mathematical rigor and discussion.

What aspect of the module/course was most memorable for you?

Even though I was a little nervous about the video filming, I appreciated being able to reflect on my own teaching practice and student interactions. After filming, I felt vulnerable sharing with other colleagues but it was actually a freeing experience for me. I learned to be open to collegial comments that would help me grow professionally. I started to have a desire to want more open classroom conversations to get more insights about how I can be more effective.

Why might you recommend the ATMALA micro-credentials to other educators?

It is the first step of willing to be bold about the new generation of learners. At first, I was afraid to give so much control to the students and was wary of where the discussions could go, but I was fascinated and became more curious about how students think about each individual problem. I would recommend this program as an introduction to engaging students in mathematics in a creative manner that allows every student to share their individual/group thinking.



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