The Healing Turtle and Currere
This paper assesses how my Native American heritage acts as an impactful catalyst in pursuit of documenting student understanding as a mathematics teacher in the classroom. Furthermore, it reflects on the connection that a student can have to their creations and how knowledge becomes an integrated part of self. The stoic tone throughout this story keeps a balance between what can become a whimsical interaction with learning and the intensive responsibility that comes along with it. There is power in teaching intention and manifestation to students, allowing them the intellectual freedom to be presented with facts and to develop their own interpretations. I aim to serve those I cross paths with through my passions for logic and reason as Healing Turtle.
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