The Consortium Teaching Modules and Links 2000/2001 Leadership Program




CADRE 1:
TEAM 5:
DANINE EZELL
JEFF MAJOR
JEROME LEDERMAN
ROZEANNE STECKLER


2000/2001 Leadership Program

Cadre 1

Teacher Teams - Team 5

Jeff Major

THE PREUSS SCHOOL UCSD, LA JOLLA, CALIFORNIA

School: The Preuss School UCSD
City: La Jolla
State: California
Teaching Experience: 10 year(s)
Subjects: Math 6-12, service learning
Email: fbereaud@aol.com

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:
www.fallsapart.com
www.redcrosscortland.baka.com/webpages/terri/terri.html
www.mathforum.com/
jeff560.tripod.com/
www.mathmistakes.com/

Hobbies and Interests:
Sports, Reading, Travel, Writing, Cooking, Nature
 
Unique Interest:

Favorite Type of Music:
Jazz/Blues

Favorite Cuisine:
Mexican, Chinese

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