If I could go back to school, these are the things I wished all my teachers did when it came to MATH: I wish the teacher wouldn't assign a million problems to practice, when just a few would show that we get it.
I wish the teacher would start the practice with us so we knew how to do it, and get to ask questions if we didn't.
I wish the teacher would let us work with a friend/partner on our lesson in class to learn from each other.
I wish the teacher let us compare answers with one another so see what we're getting or not.
I wish the teacher gave us the answers to the lesson the next day so we can see how we did.
I wish the teacher gave us credit for trying the problems, and not get in trouble if we totally got the concept wrong, but actually did all the work.
I wish the teacher let us use our notes when we're quizzed on a concept before we master it.
I wish we got reviews or study guides for the exams and got to practice those types of questions prior to the test.
I wish we got the tests backs within a few days so I can see how I did while it was fresh in our brains.
I wish we got to fix the mistakes on the test and actually get a higher grade if we're able to fix it.
I wish my teacher did real-world activities with the Math concepts to relate it more to WHY WE learn this.
You're in luck because this is EXACTLY the type of teacher I am. I became a teacher mainly to be the teacher of my dreams for others. I take everything I've ever wanted and make sure that 7th grade Math/Science is the best year for the student... I want this year to be the year that the students LOVE Math and do their best in the subject.