How do I start a Career in Teaching Mathematics?

There are many nuances of a Career in Teaching Mathematics. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to find information about What Teaching Mathematics actually is. Most pages on the internet just talk about How to get into Teaching Mathematics. I was Googling about a Career in Teaching Mathematics and was lucky to find:

Dana M Crider's professional point of view!

Dana M Crider invested 33 years & 4 months in Teaching Mathematics. Dana M Crider has worked in Teaching Mathematics as Maths Teacher in Woodstock School. In Dana M Crider's own words, this is how Dana M Crider got into Teaching Mathematics: "I did my Schooling from Semi Urban Education, South Central Pennsylvania in 1969 and Graduation from Messiah College, Pennsylvania in 1996. Following which I came to India and became a Mathematics Teacher at Woodstock School in Mussoorie. I simultaneously started an NGO in year 2005 which is now known as KEEN (Keeping the Environment Ecologically Natural)." I wanted to know more about Dana M Crider and found this profile:

Career Video on Teaching Mathematics

In a video, Dana M Crider has talked about various aspects of a Career in Teaching Mathematics. Dana M Crider started by explaining Teaching Mathematics as: "Mathematics education is the practice of teaching and learning mathematics, along with the associated scholarly research. Methods for quality math instruction include using visuals, making connections, using formative assessments, and teaching strategic thinking." It was a very interesting video and I enjoyed watching it.

It is easy to Google information about what Qualifications are needed to enter Teaching Mathematics, this video went a step ahead to talk about the body of knowledge one needs to develop to excel at Teaching Mathematics. Dana M Crider touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:
  • Mathematical Puzzles & Games
  • Stories of Mathematicians & Biographies
Anyone aspiring for this Career needs to understand that Skill development is crucial for success.
Dana M Crider then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Teaching Mathematics:
  • Thinking Outside the Box
  • Looking for Pattern Curiosity
Positives of this Career are quite interesting.
Dana M Crider believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Teaching Mathematics:
  • Developing Interest in Maths
  • Self Satisfaction
After a discussion on Positives, Challenges complete the caricature of a Career.
And, Dana M Crider believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Teaching Mathematics:
  • To Engage Students
  • Adapting to Different Styles of Learning

In the final section of the video Dana M Crider talks about How a day goes in a Career in Teaching Mathematics. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Teaching Mathematics, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video:

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