be brave …

When I ask my students to write reflectively, I’m asking them to be brave enough to be honest with themselves, willing to take the risk of doing something new, and I ask them to trust me with their inner-selves. And, amazingly enough – they do.

This summer, I was asked if I would host a session on Global Math Department. My first instinct was to immediately say no. Imposter Syndrome took over – and not just in a little bit – it hit me big time, like, on steroids. I’m no PhD, I’m not published, I’ve never conducted research, I’m not a “name.”

But… I ask my students to be brave, to take a risk, and to trust…

So, I said yes.

On Tuesday, from 9 – 10pm EDT, I’ll host a session on: “Thinking About Your Thinking: Writing + Math.”

In the words of Jim Halpert, “At the end of the day, you gotta jump.” I’d love it if you joined me –

2 thoughts on “be brave …

  1. Cindy, thanks for the inspirational talk tonight in the Global Math Department. I’m a 6th grade math teacher in Brooklyn, NY. I went to a Jesuit college (Fordham) and a Jesuit law school (also Fordham), and periodically I force students to slow down their work, explain what they do and why they do it. I call it “the full orchestra”. I’m going to try to expand this year using some of the ideas/concepts/questions you shared tonight. Many thanks!

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