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Hi there!

I’m excited for the 2015-2016 school year and all the excitement and new learning that it will bring.  I’ll keep this blog updated with important information that will help you be successful in my classroom.  I’m confident you will find the posts on here to be helpful and informative (maybe even fun, too!)

Use the menu at the top to navigate between classes.  You can also access content from my blog last year, for what it’s worth.

If you have suggestions for improving my blog, please let me know!  I am always trying to do a better job tomorrow than the job I’m doing today, so I welcome constructive criticism.

You can leave a comment directly on the blog, or you can reach me with email: ian.maurer@bethel.k12.or.us.

Looking forward to a great school year!

-Mr. Maurer.

5 Responses to Welcome

  • Marti Gaiter says:

    Hello Ian,

    I just sent you an email to update my contact email address.

    moving forward I can be reached at

    martigee@gmail.com

  • Terry Foytek says:

    Cool blog! Is there a place to subscribe to your blog? I didn’t see it. If you want help getting it on your site, I might be able to help. I did mine a while ago. That way, when a parent subscribes to your blog, they will get a notification when you make a new post.
    Terry Foytek

    • Ian Maurer says:

      Hi Terry,

      Thanks for the tip, I’ve added a subscription widget at the top of the page, on the left side.

      Hope that helps!

      -Maurer

  • Ian Maurer says:

    Hi Ian,
    I was just checking to see how my website was doing in Google and noticed your name and the fact that you also taught math.
    I am a private tutor in Brisbane, Australia mainly teaching one-to-one in Maths, Physics and some engineering subjects.
    On recognizing the coincidence I just had to contact you to say hello and well done on your initiatives to keep the students interested.
    I am currently on a two month break as our Christmas holidays are also our summer holidays.
    To help fill in the time I am writing a computer program to assist students to visualise the trajectory Apollo craft took to get to the Moon. It is a lot further than most people imagine. I have a photo of the Earth at one end of my studio (which is 7.2 metres/24 feet long) and ask them to place a picture of the moon where they think it should be on this scale. If they ask for a hint I show them where the Space Shuttle orbits and also where the synchronous satellites lie. They are almost all astounded when I move it to the other end of the studio.
    Keep up the good work!
    Cheers,
    Ian Maurer
    Brisbane
    Australia

    • Ian Maurer says:

      Hi Ian!
      Thanks for getting in touch. It’s great to know that I’m not the only Ian Maurer out there trying to motivate kids to learn math and science.
      I was a private tutor for years before becoming a classroom teacher. I love your idea for the activity – I might borrow it or do something similar with my class when we return from break.

      Enjoy the rest of your break! Get in touch any time.

      -Ian

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