Hi! My name is Beth Alsberg, and I am in my 22nd year of teaching middle-schoolers (though with this distance-learning thing, I feel like a first-year teacher again!).
I started my career in public school just south of Oakland, CA, teaching 6th graders for six years. Then I made the switch to an independent school in El Cerrito, CA, and I have been teaching 8th graders here for the last sixteen years.
I love my colleagues, but I miss having people to collaborate with. (There are four math teachers in our 5-8 school, with just one math teacher per grade.) This is one of the reasons I joined the Academy — I am looking for inspiration and collaboration with people who teach the same grade as me.
I started listening to this podcast earlier in the year, and there is something in every episode that energizes me and makes me think. I joined the Academy hoping for more!
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