What We Believe
Building a community of accomplished mathematics and science teachers who make a lasting impact in their schools, their communities, and the profession at large through collaboration and continued learning.
Everything we do at MƒA is driven by five core beliefs:
Teaching is a true profession.
It is often forgotten that teaching is the most important profession, the one that makes all other professions possible. A life-long teaching career is a prestigious accomplishment. We have enormous respect for teachers as expert professionals and as mathematicians and scientists. We honor their skills, creativity, and drive every day.
Great teachers are always learning.
Teacher quality is the foundation for student success. The best teachers strive to grow continually in three areas: their depth of content knowledge, their expertise in the craft of teaching, and their ability to know and teach to the strengths of every student in their classrooms.
Excellence comes out of deep collaboration and ongoing growth.
When excellent teachers come together within a community, with intention, and over a sustained period, they learn from each other, innovate instruction, and bring new ideas to their classrooms. Professional communities that are built on teacher-to-teacher collaboration lead to new ideas and practices that advance the profession overall.
Accomplished teachers are trusted as the professionals that they are.
We not only respect teachers, we trust them to curate their own professional learning goals. Outstanding teachers know their students best and know what they need to grow as professionals. We empower them to take advantage of opportunities that make their professional lives richer and more rewarding, and recognize them as experts in their field.
Honoring greatness elevates the profession.
When we celebrate, recognize, and advocate for teachers, we elevate the profession, encouraging the best teachers to create life-long, meaningful careers in the classroom and attracting the best possible candidates to the profession. Above all, we work to change the way we talk about teachers and teaching.