Let me introduce myself: I’m Tessa and I teach math in the Netherlands. This is my third year teaching. I teach both the Dutch curriculum (normal and bi-lingual) and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program in what we call ‘de middelbare school’, which means the kids range in age from 12-19.
I have been reading lots of teacher blogs for the past 3 years and have decided to participate in Explore the MTBoS (http://exploremtbos.wordpress.com/), so this is my first mission: create a blog and introduce yourself.
I love teaching because it brings new challenges everyday. I hope to never feel like I am done learning how to teach. In my ideal classroom we would work on lots of open-ended problems, instead of just doing exercises from the textbook, which seems to be the norm here.
That’s all for now, mission 1 complete 🙂