Hi I'm Brian,
This is my 11th year teaching. I taught five years bouncing between grades 4 and 5 in Los Angeles Unified, and six in my current district as a 7th grade Science teacher in Norwalk.
Throughout my years teaching, I have had the pleasure to learn from many great teachers, administrators, TOSA's, etc . . . Each of these people I "stole" ideas from. I always have to laugh when I hear and read "Teach Like a Pirate," because to become in effective teacher, in my opinion, you must learn how to steal pieces from other amazing educators. It is with this idea in mind that I give you full authority to steal from me, and I hope you leave comments, so I may steal from you as well.
This blog is designed as a exploration and musing, to openly discuss ideas and debate in a friendly atmosphere. If you do not agree with me, great! If you do agree with me, great! Let's hear it! I also hope to post projects from my room, as well as lesson plans. Here's to "stealing" from each other for our professional growth.