Tuesday, July 22, 2014

New Teacher Blog Tuesday with Rockstar Math Teacher

I'm so excited to introduce you to another new teacher blogger today!
Meet Roxy, a middle school blogger from California!
Rockstar Math Teacher

10 {not your average} questions to help us get to know the REAL you!
1.         Name of blog and link:

2.      Tell us about your blog and why you started it.
I decided to create my math blog after coming across a lot of great math blogs. I want to share my ideas and learn ideas new from other great math teachers.   

I wanted to write about my journey as a math teacher in a middle school classroom.  And how “I am selling a product to a market that doesn’t want it, but is forced by law to buy it”. ~ Dan Meyer

3.       Tell us a little about your teaching background.

I have a multiple subject credential and taught elementary grades for four years. I also taught 7th Grade Math/Science Core. It was during this time that I found a love for teaching math and went back to school and got a single subject math credential and have been teaching math for six years. 

I have a passion for teaching math and absolutely love it.  I previously taught 8th Grade Honors Geometry , 7th Grade Honors Algebra and 8th Grade Common Core Math.  I am currently teaching 8th Grade Common Core Math and Math Intervention and Support.

4.       What songs are included on the soundtrack to your life?
I would say “Skyscraper” is the most apropos.

5.      What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done?
The hardest thing I have ever done would be to find out extremely bad news and picking up the pieces and continuing to go to work every day through it all, and giving 150% when I was really only capable of giving 25%.  The bright side being that I was able to show my students that “life happens” and how to be strong through adversity.

6.     What’s your favorite TV show?
 I have a lot of favorite TV shows.  My DVR has a full time job.   Since I don’t have only one favorite, I am going to cheat and list a few. I love reality TV: Survivor, Master Chef, Food Network , Big Brother, Real World, TUF.  I love John Stewart and Criminal Minds. Some of my  favorite past shows are: Dexter and the Sopranos.  I am a huge SOA fan and can’t wait   until the next season. I also watch a lot of CNN and HLN.

7.      What is your favorite item of clothing and why?
  I would say my favorite item of clothing would be my flip flops, they are just way comfy. I wear  flip flops year round and own too many to count.

8.      Number of candles that appeared on your last birthday cake?
I am going to give the same answer I give my students: 29… I am 29 forever…..

9.      What was the last book you read? What are you going to read next?
The last book I read was last summer on my cruise. I sadly don’t have much time to read.  I love Jackie Collins, Mary Higgins Clark and Joy Fielding.

10.     What was the last thing that you ate that you really shouldn’t of?
The last year I have made a lot of eating changes in my life after researching how many toxic ingredients and carcinogens were in our food.  I am trying to stay away from processed foods and foods with a lot of unnatural ingredients.   So I would say the last thing I ate that I shouldn’t have would be In-N-Out Burger when my niece and nephews came to visit. 

11.       Give us some links- Twitter, Pinterest, Teacher’s Pay Teachers, Facebook, a free teaching item etc.

Twitter:  @roxygirlteacher
Pinterest:  http://www.pinterest.com/roxygirlteacher

Teachers Pay Teachers:   http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/RoxyGirl-Teacher

If you'd like to be featured, email me at dml8609@gmail.com!

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