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A Teachers' Teacher: Assistant Professor Gloriana Gonzalez

by Mary Timmins / May 6, 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.