Here at LearnBop we have a team of amazing educators with diverse backgrounds who have come on board to author content for our interactive Bops. To help you get to know them better, we have a series of Author Profiles. Today's installment is written by Bethany Johnston, a valued member of our author team.
I grew up in an education-rich family. My mother began a preschool in our home when I was four. Her passion for developmentally-appropriate practices and an inquiry-based approach to learning influences my practices to this day. My father was a university math professor and department chair, fueling my mathematical curiosity. My second grade and middle school math teachers also provided the push needed for me to pursue mathematics as a life-long career, a career with middle grades students which began 20 years ago at Knob Noster Middle School, located in the small rural town of Knob Noster, Missouri.