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Teacher Inspires Kindness and a $3000 Tip

Posted by The LearnBop Team

May 1, 2015 1:06:15 PM

Teachers have the ability to inspire greatness in their students. Such is the case with Rich Specht, a teacher, whose reach and foundation ReesSpecht Life have been going viral after an anonymous rising Broadway star, known only as Mike, left a 6800% tip for a New York City waitress struggling to pay her rent. Mike was inspired to pay-it-forward by his eighth grade science teacher, Mr. Rich Specht.

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Topics: Leadership, Inspiration

A Whopping Fun Time in Boston at NCTM 2015

Posted by The LearnBop Team

Apr 24, 2015 6:30:00 AM

What a whopping fun few days in Boston and at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics!

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Author Profiles: Ben Nail

Posted by Ben Nail - LearnBop Author

Apr 22, 2015 10:30:00 AM

Here at LearnBop we have a team of amazing educators with diverse backgrounds who have come on board to author content for our interactive Bops. To help you get to know them better, we have a series of Author Profiles. Today's installment is written by Ben Nail, a valued member of our author team.

Introduction

My name is Ben Nail, and I have been a high school math teacher at Lebanon High School in Lebanon, MO for 15 years. In that time I have taught nearly all of the math classes we offer (applied algebra, geometry, algebra 2, intermediate algebra, trigonometry, and math analysis). I also teach math classes for Ozark Technical Community College, and I have been a part of the Missouri Math Academy.  

Throughout my many years of experience I have met and worked with some of the best math minds around. I love math and teaching math. I am a very logical person and love to solve puzzles. To me math is all about solving the puzzle.

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Topics: Teachers Using LearnBop, Author Profiles

Author Profiles: Bethany Johnston

Posted by Bethany Johnston- LearnBop Author

Apr 15, 2015 8:11:00 AM

Here at LearnBop we have a team of amazing educators with diverse backgrounds who have come on board to author content for our interactive Bops. To help you get to know them better, we have a series of Author Profiles. Today's installment is written by Bethany Johnston, a valued member of our author team.

Introduction

I grew up in an education-rich family. My mother began a preschool in our home when I was four. Her passion for developmentally-appropriate practices and an inquiry-based approach to learning influences my practices to this day. My father was a university math professor and department chair, fueling my mathematical curiosity. My second grade and middle school math teachers also provided the push needed for me to pursue mathematics as a life-long career, a career with middle grades students which began 20 years ago at Knob Noster Middle School, located in the small rural town of Knob Noster, Missouri. 

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Topics: Teachers Using LearnBop, Teaching & Learning, About Us & Our Community, Author Profiles

Unofficial 2015 Guide to NCTM (and to Boston)

Posted by The LearnBop Team

Apr 8, 2015 5:15:36 PM

8,000+ math educators are flocking to Boston, MA next week for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) annual conference. 

From insights ino the implementation and assessment of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics to mathematical education best practices and innovations in education technology, NCTM will undoubtedly be an amazing experience. We can't wait to be there!

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