My name is Ron Johnson and I have been teaching for the last 22 years, mostly in sixth grade. Although I have taught all the subject areas, I have spent a lot of time learning, experimenting, creating, and practicing how to effectively teach mathematics. I should have it down in another 22 years.
I try to immediately engage students in whatever we're doing. I try to integrate hands-on activities with multimedia presentations on a daily basis. From the concrete to the abstract, I try to help my students connect the dots. With a dose of music and art thrown into the lesson everyday, we try to keep both sides of the brain healthy.
Well, I've won a number of fiddle and guitar contests if that counts, including the California State Flatpicking Guitar contest one year. There was math involved.
Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics. Degree's in science and civil engineering. Single and multiple subject credentials.
Love my dogs, writing and playing music, backpacking, rafting, kayaking, unicycling, cycling, running, reading, video editing, and chocolate.
English Language Arts, Grammar, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Statistics, Character Education, Writing, Mental Math, Decimals, Place Value, For All Subjects