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Interview with a Math Teacher

Most people who are considering a career in teaching have questions. Who better to ask than an experienced teacher? With this in mind, we interviewed Scott Meyers, who teaches middle school mathematics at Golden Hills School in El Dorado Hills, California.

What do you teach?

How long have you been teaching?

Where did you get your teaching credential?

What was it like going through an intern program?

What was the most challenging part of getting your credentials?

How long did it take you to get your credentials?

Was there anything that surprised you about getting your credentials?

What do you like most about teaching?

How do you see your efforts impacting students’ lives and society in the long-run?

Why is math instruction important?

What is your daily routine related to teaching (planning, preparing stuff, teaching, grading…?)

What advice would you give to someone who is thinking about becoming a math teacher?