1. Teaching requires consistent modeling, mastery of content, skilled instruction, wise counseling, a servant’s heart, and God’s calling on each teacher’s life.
2. For mathematics, it is impossible to teach it effectively without inspiration and passion. Inspirational teachers are those who can teach in ways that are relevant and exciting to students.
3. The importance of good teaching in mathematics is not in doubt. Teachers are absolutely the key in determining whether a young person succeeds or fails in mathematics. For many students it is the teacher’s call that serves not only as the starting point for the task of understanding mathematics but also as a source of encouragement, focus, and renewal.
4. Mathematics teachers are a unique breed set apart from most teachers. It is the setting apart for a specific work that must distinguish the mathematics educator from all others.
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