Mrs. Atoya Martin

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Mrs. Atoya Martin

I have been a teacher in Ann Arbor since 2010. I am excited to be on the STEAM 7 team. I am the 7th grade Math teacher and I will also teach one section of Social Studies. The project based learning and collaborative teaching method aligns with my professional teaching philosophy.

I was taught as a young leader that it is the responsibility for us to: each one, teach one. This simple statement has spilled over into my teaching practice. My teaching philosophy is grounded in my desire to create a safe classroom environment where students are willing to take academic risks. I added the role of teacher as one of those risks. I want students to be able to use technology in its simplest form, meaning any tool that assists and makes doing a job easier, to teach each other.

I have realized that authentic teaching is what is most important in any classroom. Now my challenge is to make teaching authentic in a way that will reach seventh graders. I have been able to witness the presentation skills that are being developed in middle school students at STEAM and I’m excited to continue working with energized students.