Teacher Teams - Team 5
THE PREUSS SCHOOL UCSD,
School: The Preuss School UCSD
City: La Jolla
Teaching Experience: 10 year(s)
Subjects: Math 6-12, service learning
My motivation for teaching:
I love working with young people, both teaching and learning from them.
My favorite quote:
"The good in a service has little to do with the service itself, but with the kind of heart one brings to the task."
from Of Water and the Spirit
-Malidoma Patrice Some
A personal humorous school story:
Before teaching at a particular school, I had worked as a youthworker working both directly with at risk teenagers and volunteers who served as big siblings to the kids. On one instance I took a group of college students and their little sibs to ALbany, NY to lobby the legislature for funding. We visited the State Capitol and spent the night at some friends of a colleague who graciously boarded all ten of us.
Upon taking a new teaching assignment midway through the year, I discovered than one of my 8th grade students was a girl who had been on the Albany trip six months earlier. She was quite a charmer and was a leader in a particularly riotous class (I was a new teacher and the whole assignment was not going well).
One afternoon I was exteremely fed up with the group and stood in front of them with a disgusted look on my face to no avail. Finally, Tyomie, my Albany buddy, decides to stand up for me and address her peers. Quote:
"Hey, stop giving Mr. B. a hard time. He's not so bad, I slept with him."
Favorite website URL's:
Hobbies and Interests:
Sports, Reading, Travel, Writing, Cooking, Nature
Favorite Type of Music:
Favorite Type of Book:
Cooking, Fiction & Literature, Travel
I would like to visit:
Grand Canyon, Hawaii
If I won $500,000, I would:
Buy a new car/house, Travel