Overcoming Insecurity

They come into my 6th grade accelerated math class with confidence,  believing that they are smart and capable. Few of them have ever experienced struggle in math and so, because of the nature of my course and my teaching philosophy, when they first encounter a concept that is not readily apparent, they panic. Because inContinue reading “Overcoming Insecurity”

The Perfect Storm of Insecurity

Last night found me obsessively visiting online clothing retailers. I would set the appropriate filters, scan the merchandise and place several items in my virtual cart. Then, without making any moves to complete the purchase, I would do the same on another site. By the end of the evening, I had bought nothing. Because IContinue reading “The Perfect Storm of Insecurity”