You know the 10,000 hour rule, that claims one can become an expert in various subjects by devoting approximately 10K hours to that task?
Is there anything you qualify as an expert in, yet? For me, the best candidate is something that strikes fear in the hearts of many: math education.
I’ve worked with hundreds of math students, starting with peers–from elementary school, through my graduate years. Adulthood, for me, was not a change in occupation, but a change in my relative age to a typical student. These days, my students are generally classified as secondary (so, middle and high school kiddos), but they may have cognitive or emotional skills more along elementary school levels.
To quote Helga Hufflepuff, “I’ll teach the lot–and treat them just the same.”
Current favorite topics include educating children with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, and related disorders, and developing foundational skills. What interests you when it comes to math education? Comment below!