Maggie Lee McHugh
Everyday brings opportunities for excitement and wonder as I engage my students in project-based learning (PBL). Immersed in an environment where student inquiry drives the learning, I find myself a partner on the journey that collectively transforms our classroom.
To me, mathematics is a beautiful way to explore and question our world. I strive to develop relevant, engaging projects that meaningfully incorporate mathematics. To encourage perseverance and out-of-the-box thinking, I regularly pose problem-solving tasks to my students and hold data debates.
I envision schools where all learners engage in opportunities to be change agents in society. Our youth must move from developing empathy for those in need to enacting change, leading to feelings of empowerment and a desire to continue making a difference at a local, state, national, or global scale.