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Toby Way

Toby Way (Wei)

Toby Way

Math Faculty

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B.A., University of Connecticut
M.A., University of Connecticut

Graduating from UConn Neag School of Education, Mr. Way is thrilled to be part of the Walker’s community. To him, math is a lens to see the world, a language that connects disciplines, and a critical tool to our democratic participation. He is aspired to not only teach the students content, but also how to see the world through math!

 


What other roles do you hold on campus?

Middle School Lacrosse Coach, Smith Dorm Residential Faculty

What was it about Walker’s that made you want to work here?

Walker’s dedication to approach education with a critical lens and human right approach enlightened me.

What is your favorite place on campus?

In the dorm, with my cats.

What was your favorite subject when you were in middle or high school? Why?

Ethics class was very different from traditional curriculum and it bridged math to so many different things to me, such as logic in this case.

Why did you want to go into teaching?

To me, teaching is an act of belief: believing in the students, believing in the world, believing that it will be better. I want to help build this future of humanity by bring out the joy in education for the future of humankind.

What is your favorite part of the subject you teach now?

Math to many people seems distant and abstract. But there are so many elements of life in them that we usually can’t see. What does it mean to enlarge an image? What does it mean to be fair? What does it mean to be a good investment?

What is your favorite thing to do in your free time?

Connecting with my friends and family, as well as snoozing with my cats.

Notable Committees, Presentations & Publications

Math Teachers’ Circle 4 Social Justice (MTC4SJ) Member

Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators in Connecticut (AMTEC) Conference Presentation

Connecting Math and Social Justice