Stephanie’s students will always come before her work as a creator, but her classroom experiences do inspire her online content. She stresses that the online world is very different from an actual classroom. “It's curated,” she explains “It looks perfect because it's been formed that way. In my classroom, things get messy. That's not easily conveyed through social media.”
Although Instagram only shows pieces of Stephanie’s life as a teacher, she’s grateful to her community for boosting her confidence. “In real life I'm not good about sharing things I'm proud of,” she says. My platforms are things I have control over. It's taught me to put myself out there and share what I've done.”
Calculating Pi during COVID-19
While looking forward to celebrating Pi Day 2022, Stephanie shared a memory from her last in-person Pi Day in 2020. “We had students memorize the digits of pi.” she shares, “If they memorized and recited 20 digits, they got a slice of actual pie.” That particular pi day happened to be on Friday, March 13, 2020, which ended up being the last day of in-person school for months before school shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “That was a very memorable Pi Day,” she recalls.