Does your title match what you do?

One benefit of being on the NCSM board is the opportunity to meet mathematics leaders from all over the world.  After several encounters, I am noticing a trend.  Though we are all tasked with growing the learning of the teachers and students we serve, we all do not...

Communication Tools

Communication is an important tool as a mathematics leader. I remember spending extra time crafting emails when I first started communicating with 225+ mathematics teachers. As a district mathematics director, the messages had to be clear and concise. I would spend...

The Importance of Connections

This past weekend, the NCSM Board met for their annual Fall board meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona.  In addition to the beautiful weather for the weekend, it was nice to connect in person with the other board members.  We were quite productive and I am looking...

The Joy of Volunteering

NCSM is an organization made up of volunteers who work tirelessly to ensure that each and every learner experiences mathematics in a meaningful way.  A 2017 study titled, “Doing Good is Good for You” reported on the positive effects of volunteering. ...