Wow, a blog! Who would have thought we would ever do something like this? Certainly not us, but here we are! Who are we? We are The Teacher Team. We are a husband and wife team who come from a long line of teachers. John is a high school teacher and is the Department Chair in the Science Dept at his high school and Carol is an elementary school teacher having taught all grades, K-6. Carol is currently teaching 6th grade but has a wealth of experience in all things elementary. We both have worked or currently work in Title I schools and are transitioning existing lessons and creating new lessons with common core standard content and methodology. We both embrace and actively teach with technology, and love to share with others what we have learned. We view our teaching style as facilitators, providing a rich and inspiring curriculum where students discover the joy of learning themselves. Our schools are very different demographically and we think this adds to our perspective as educators. As we move forward in this blogging adventure we hope we can share some insight into our world of teaching and education.
Our lives are very busy with 3 daughters the youngest of which is a high school senior (really, a senior?) this year. When we are not working on our chosen profession we both enjoy exercising and staying fit. Carol has been known to complete ½ marathons, mud runs, and boot camps, while John will head to the gym as well as trying to fit in as much golf as possible. We also have a big extended family and circle of friends that always keeps us busy.
Our goal with this blog is to share our adventures in education with you as well as our adventures in life. We hope you will come along on our blog adventure and we will try to make it as interesting, informative, and inspirational as possible. A blog! Who would have thought? Certainly not us, but here we are!
The Teacher Team
PS: We’re from southern California and we love the Angels and UCLA Football!!
Oh and if you’re gonna put on some music make sure its Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band!