As you may have seen in this blog earlier, I think it’s time to ask strong math and science teachers for their ideas about how to attract more people like them into the teaching profession. I’d like to see the legislature form task forces of math and science teachers to make recommendations, but that doesn’t seem to be in the cards. (And in fact the math and science teacher shortage seems to have been lost in the debate over the shortage of elementary school teachers – for example see Senator Montford’s comments here)
So I am going to do what I can by offering this space to teachers who have ideas about how to address the math and science teacher shortage. If you have an idea and are willing to share, please send a 500-word post to my FSU e-mail address, which you can find at the FSU Physics Department’s web site.
This blog is certainly not as visible as, say, the Orlando Sentinel or the Tampa Bay Times. But in the blog’s eight year history it has had more than 100,000 page views. And it has a few prominent readers.
So if you are a math or science teacher with an idea about how to find you more strong colleagues, let me know. Let’s do what we can to get the conversation started.