About

I’m John Berray.  Since 1995 I’ve taught all levels of math at West Hills High School in Santee, CA.  I’ve also sprinkled in a few sections of Spanish to tease my right brain cravings. I’m fueled by the thought of getting better. I teach math to the students in my class, but I also teach motivation and life lessons to the people they are becoming.  I live in La Mesa, CA with my beautiful wife and our precious twins.

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4 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi! I am the IT Director at a small independent school in La Jolla, CA and have recently formed a meet up http://meet.sdedtech.com. We are looking to bring San Diego’s education technology leaders together to collaborate & network. Please consider joining us for our inaugural event Thursday, April 4th, 2013, in downtown San Diego.

    Best,
    Rimma Breeze
    @rgbreeze

  2. Hi John, I read Dave Burgess’ book and contacted him to get names of math teachers who have a similar philosophy/style as his book depicts. He directed me to you. Can I pick your brain to get ideas to put into practice in my classroom? I teach high school math.

  3. Hi John!

    As a proponent of math education in the United States, we need your help to promote our nationwide math competition by blogging or posting about it on your blog!

    As you probably already know, despite the fact that the US spends the most money on education per capita, our students are ranked 25th globally for math proficiency. The MATHCOUNTS Foundation is a nonprofit dedicated to improving that statistic. MATHCOUNTS’ third annual “ Math Video Challenge” is a math competition for 6th to 8th graders that encourages student innovation as they create and star in their own math videos, thus exciting them to pursue higher education in math.

    As the webmaster of this awesome blog, we are asking you to help support this effort by mentioning us in your next blog or forum post or promoting our logo with a link to the site. So far this contest has gathered over 500 submissions and millions of views on the videos. Our goal this year is this year is to do even better. With your help, we are confident we will reach this goal.

    For more information on MATHCOUNTS or the Math Video Challenge, visit our webpages at mathcounts.org and videochallenge.mathcounts.org/math-camera-action.

    Respectfully,
    Jake Byrnes

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