After teaching math to expelled fifth through 12th graders and working with Teach for America, DeRosa can plan a lesson on a penny. One idea: use the traditional science lab format to investigate math problems. DeRosa's creative classroom plans show an understanding of high school students and a passion for teaching. Though the lessons focus on algebra, they can be adapted to just about any subject. DeRosa teaches ninth-grade algebra and co-chairs the mathematics department at a high school in Texas. He also shares his ideas and experiences in his teaching blog I Want to Teach Forever (teachforever.com).I submitted this information a while ago, and I'll now be teaching math at a charter high school here in the Boston area. My book is available as a paperback or digital edition ($12/$6!) direct from the publisher, at Amazon (including a Kindle Edition!), Barnes & Noble and other online booksellers.
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
I am very proud to share that my book, Ten Cheap Lessons: Easy, Engaging Ideas for Every Secondary Classroom was featured in Off The Shelf, the Rutgers Rutgers alumni e-newsletter. Off the Shelf features selected alumni publications. Here's what they wrote:
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