Teaching WCYDWT: Introduction

It’s been a lot of fun lately to get invited to speak to audiences of educators about things that interest me. Those experiences have been profitable in the short-run, in terms of getting paid for work, but also in the long-run, as I get to workshop new ideas and modify old ones with fascinating people who are inadvertently improving the conversations I’ll have with future groups.

I’m learning that I’m jumping into this WCYDWT this thing way too early. Or, perhaps more accurately, that the WordPress tag known as “what can you do with this?” comprises two huge disciplines. It’s to my discredit that I’ve gone so long without noticing and expanding them.

One is learning. The other is storytelling. I can’t imagine how trite these revelations must seem on their faces. I’ll elaborate and then I’ll ask you to help me edit my professional development song and dance.

I'm Dan and this is my blog. I'm a former high school math teacher and current head of teaching at Desmos. He / him. More here.


  1. Looking forward to seeing how you flesh out these two very big ideas. And the conversations that follow.

    I like that you chose “learning” as opposed to “teaching”. The ways in which we learn are, at least in my limited experience, often very different from the way we teach.