Hello From the Golden State!
My name is George Garza, and I’m going to start teaching math in the fall, I’ll have a full load of Freshman Integrated Math 1. I’m in Lindsay, CA, which is a small (by California standards) and poor farming town, my school has a little more than 1000 learners. My teaching prep program spent some time talking about problem based learning, but I left the program with a lot of questions about best execution; what the program did do well was sell me on how PrBL could be superior to traditional direct instruction. I have spent hundreds of hours scouring the web for more information, and that’s how I found Jon and Kyle. I’m here to learn more about the actual execution, and what to expect as I integrate the ideas I’ve picked up. I’m also going to be part of a pilot program, where we will basically have one large class of about 75 learners and 3 learning facilitators. I’ll also be looking to determine how to integrate these ideas into this unique setting.
I’m Looking foreword to learning and contributing!