About this Blog
Hi. I’m Daniel Schneider. I teach in a public high school in Tucson, Arizona. I have a degree from the University of Arizona in Computer Science and Mathematics with an emphasis on Education. I spent 3 years in the Secondary Mathematics Education Program, I’ve taught for 8 years at the johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Summer Program, and I just finished my 4th year of teaching in a public high school in Tucson. I started this blog just before my first year of teaching.
In my first year, I wrote a lot about my experiences as a first-year teacher and how I adapted to all the unexpected challenges we face.
In my second year, I wrote a lot about my experiences trying to implement Standards Based Grading.
These days, I tend to write about my experiences working as an intervention teacher and trying to find instructional strategies and mindset strategies to reach the students for whom traditional methods of instruction and classroom structure have failed. I also tend to share resources I’ve created and answer questions people send me.
I was interviewed for the Infinite Tangents podcast, which talks about my experiences as a first-year teacher and being in the middle of an SBG implementation.
I was later interviewed for the MathED Out Podcast, which talks a bit about my ideas on assessment and feedback.
I presented a talk for the University of Arizona on my intervention methods/strategies/implementation – resources can be found here.
I’m still in the classroom, teaching in a high-needs school, and I still love it.
You can email me at danielschneidermathREMOVE@gmail.com, but take out the word REMOVE first – I’m trying to avoid spammers. You can also find me on twitter: @MathyMcMatherso
Fair Warning: I tend to write lengthy blog posts (and emails. and letters. and parenthetical interruptions).