A Teachers' Teacher: Assistant Professor Gloriana Gonzalez
by Mary Timmins
May 06, 2015
“What I love about this course is that I see the enthusiasm of my undergraduates. They really want to change their lives.”
Assistant Professor Gloriana Gonzalez teaches Introduction to Teaching Mathematics in a Diverse Society in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction. She was recently interviewed by Mary Timmins for the [In Class] Education section of Illinois Alumni magazine. A few excerpts:
- "Teachers learn about teaching through collaboration. Having the chance to share their expertise with one another is really important, and that's what I'm trying to do."
- "My research is about building a professional development model. I work with geometry teachers who are organized into study groups. The teachers view cartoons that we have produced about how to teach a problem-based lesson."
- "We are working to make mathematics interesting and engaging to students. But it also can take a while for teachers to change their own practice."
Read the Illinois Alumni magazine interview from Nov. 20, 2014.