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Elana Edwards

Trinity University

Level: Senior

Certification Area: English Language Arts & Reading 4-8, 8-12


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I did a lot of research to see how the majority of students learn best. I wanted to create lessons that would spark students’ interests and keep them engaged in mathematics. I believe when students collaborate, they can learn from each other and help each other construct their own knowledge in a way that is a lot more memorable. -- Elana Edwards

Elana has distinguished herself as an exceptional student committed to becoming an excellent teacher. She will be very successful due to her dedication, intellectual approach to teaching, academic strengths, and interpersonal strengths that lead to strong and positive collaboration with teachers and students. -- University Professor

Elana can do just about anything she wants to in mathematics, and she has chosen to teach. Upon finding that many high school students – especially females – do not express the same love for mathematics that Elana does, she made it her mission to understand and connect with her students on a level deeper than academics and to serve as an example of a successful college student and female mathematician. -- University Professor