Hello World!

This is my introductory blog post.  First and foremost, let me introduce myself.  My name is Matthew Carlberg, and I am a pre-service mathematics teacher.  I am in the process of earning a Master of Arts in Teaching Degree from Bard College and will graduate in June 2011.  I am currently student teaching at International Community High School in the South Bronx, and I plan to become a full-time New York City public school mathematics teacher in September 2011.  I am a proud Math For America fellow.  They have graciously agreed to pay me extra for a job that I would do for free (at least for now).   In a previous life, I was an electrical engineer, as you can gather from exploring my website.

This is a blog that I am going to use to report about all aspects of learning to become a teacher, as well as all of the pain and joy of first year of teaching.  I’ll try to post as much as I can.  I apologize in advance for my naivety, having not yet been through the immense journey of first-year teaching.

Now, the fun stuff.  We had a snow day in New York City today.  One of the best things of being in a small program like the Bard MAT, with a tight-knit cohort of Math For America fellows, is that we play together in the snow.  And to show how cool we are, here is a snow sculpture that we made in Central Park.   While most kids probably had no idea what it was, any math teacher will know immediately…

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3 Responses to Hello World!

  1. Caitlin says:

    Here’s support for your publishing endeavor from a Lit classmate. Your snow sign rising from the fields of Central Park will hopefully last at least until Pi Day…

  2. mcarlberg says:

    Thanks for the support, Caitlin!

  3. John says:

    Well, this might be random but I saw a friend of mine sharing this on his facebook and I think it’s really hilarious =D

    (Google “math dance moves” in images)

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