I am a second career math teacher. I spent about 12 years in engineering and management prior to teaching. I have been teaching for 6 years -- all at Juda (in Wisconsin) -- High school enrollment of 95 students.
I believe that math is a method to make students into problem solvers and lifelong learners, I really like PBL ideas and use google docs to create a lot of my materials.
I am blogging with the hope of keeping myself moving and reflecting on what I am working on. I hope to put things out there with the hope of refining ideas and materials.
I often see good blogs, but rarely from teachers who work in a rural situation. The reality of a rural HS teacher is a huge class load and limited student count. I had 8 preps last year but only 112 students (I usually have 7 but I teach Physics every other year). This type of load makes a difference on how you prep, but there is a huge advantage that I know my students strengths and weaknesses. (I think all schools should have teachers rotate classes and follow students -- a post for another time...)
I hope to post what I work on and the goals I have in this environment. And eventually I hope for constructive words from people to make me a better teacher.