Faber General Information:
• Every Monday morning you can expect a “Information to Go” weekly update of activities.
• At the beginning of each scheduled class period, I will be hosting a by invitation only Zoom meeting lesson and tutorial where students and families are able to log in and ask live questions. These 15-25 minute session documents will be uploaded online for later viewing if desired. The link for this Zoom meeting appears inside of the "Information to Go" Document on Canvas.
• All information and announcements will be online through Canvas, or via email. I can be reached and will respond within 24 hours at email: firstname.lastname@example.org
• To Reach the Information on Canvas: please open the link at the Jackson Home Page under Students Tab or go directly there by following: (https://www.everettsd.org/domain/183 ). Once in Canvas for your student's class, please select the "Module" tab, all student files are uploaded here.Welcome Timberwolves!I am excited to be teaching AP Statistics and Algebra at Jackson High and am looking forward to a fantastic year!
As an introduction to my history as a math teacher: I began teaching in Arizona immediately following my graduation from Arizona State University with my Bachelors of Arts in Education (minor in Mathematics) in 1996. In 2000, I earned my Masters of Secondary Education (Mathematics) degree from Northern Arizona University. The mathematical focus of my master’s degree was statistical models. I have taught AP Statistics, AP Calculus, Precalculus, Geometry, and Algebra. I have also been a dual enrollment instructor previously, in Arizona for 11 years, in partnership with Rio Salado Community College, where I taught MAT167 Elementary Statistics and MAT187 Precalculus.
With respect to my personal beliefs about education, I believe that all students can learn and are successful contributing members of our society. In the specific field of Mathematics, I am a strong component of Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) teaching strategies, the use of math learning models, and a growth mindset.
In my classroom, I begin with the ideas of AVID, I break down learning into study habits that work. I teach note taking and study skills. I promote inquiry and interest in academics, by teaching students to become self-reliant with strong engagement in class. I support my students with a safe place to ask questions, to achieve, and to help, I am available often with study hall in my classroom.
I believe that all students can learn math. I believe that modeling how we learn math is important. I encourage my students to seek answers and emphasize that making mistakes is when we learn. I challenge my kids to inquire and explore the ideas and principals of what we act like and do when we are learning math. I model and engage students in building connections within math. I teach my students to participate in quality questioning and reasoning. I challenge my students to think bigger. I provide time to privately think and then I challenge students to publicly explain their reasoning. I offer a classroom where engagement is expected and math learning is the clear goal.
I teach my students to have a growth mindset, that with hard work everyone can learn. I reinforce a belief that if I work hard enough and keep trying, if I expect to make mistakes and to overcome them, then I will learn how to be an expert at anything I choose. I emphasize that hard work is how we achieve. Most of all I expect each of my children to succeed and I tell them so.
Wishing you many more smiles than frowns- Deborah Faber