Author Archives: brian

Happy third birthday, lazy0ch0. Go celebrate.

This blog is turning three years old in a few days. It’s still a toddler in human years and it doesn’t seem that long – until I realize that I’ve now been blogging for 27% of my teaching career. The … Continue reading

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MfA Summer Think Reflections

For two and a half days this week, I took part in the Math for America’s Summer Think conference. The experience was unforgettable on many levels. Last summer, after having returned from Twitter Math Camp (which MfA funded), MfA asked … Continue reading

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Engaging tasks for students that I’ve never met

Anyone who teaches in New York City Public Schools knows that from time to time you get asked to cover a class when a teacher is absent. Personally, despite the hectic nature that is a school day, I typically enjoy … Continue reading

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End of the 2016-17 school year

-2. I always enjoy writing my end of school year post. It’s a great way of wrapping my head around all that has happened during the last ten months. -1. It’s the last day of school – what a difference … Continue reading

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Why we’re better together (crosspost)

*This post was originally published on the Teacher Voices blog at It was co-authored by myself and the awesome Courtney Ginsberg. Teaching is the most complex job in the world. We shape the future. We motivate students, deal with ever-changing … Continue reading

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