“This world is full of natural wonder, excitement, and curiosities. My job is to allow that spark to grow and manifest into its full potential. Through questions, inquiry, and exploration educators can and will push students to unforeseen expectations.”
Jonathan has been a teacher for fifteen years. He has been called many names: Daddy, Daddio, Dada, Jon, JoSo, and some others that should not be repeated. He is an avid runner, a lover of bowties, and so much more. He has completed his Master’s in Education with a focus on mathematics. His thesis focused on teachers’ questions and the impact they have on students learning fractions. To him, the teacher has one of the most critical roles to play in child development. Through questions, inquiry, and exploration, teachers can and will push students to unforeseen expectations. His passions lie in being the best teacher he can be, teaching mathematics and technology, and assessing. He also enjoys teaching through inquiry and watching the powerful impact it has on student growth and conceptual development. In his personal life, he has a wonderful partner, Jenny, a beautiful daughter, and two energetic sons.
The Power of Listening:
Jonathan So’s daughter Izzy started school four years ago and this event sent him on a reflective journey of his role as an educator. She has taught him a renewed focus on making sure all students know that they matter and that their unique personalities and stories are celebrated.
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Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand.Karl A. Menninger