John Pearson was born just outside of Washington, DC, but moved to Texas as quickly as he could. Growing up with a passion for science, math, and calculator watches, he obtained engineering degrees and basketball (watching) accolades from Duke University and Texas A&M. His first job out of college was designing small solid-state heat pumps, where his cubicle simply was not big enough to contain him. When the engineering market went sour, he decided to try his hand as a teacher, and he has been a math teacher ever since.
When he's not teaching, he's reading, blogging, or making YouTube videos like "Darth Vader Explains the Pythagorean Theorem." You may have seen (and hopefully rooted for) him on the Jeopardy Teachers Tournament in 2013 and the Tournament of Champions in 2014.
His first book, Learn Me Good, was born of the baptism-by-fire nature of Pearson's first year as a teacher.
This book is a laugh factory. As a grandmother, I saw the students as believable. Kinda like a visit to the zoo. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Ida Earl
I spent some of my teaching career in early childhood education and this book really rang true. Quick read and funny throughout. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Penny Shadow
What a great book! Some of the stories have been relatable, others give me something to look forward to in my future.Published 1 month ago by Samantha
It was somewhat interesting. You really can only appreciate this book,If you work for the Dept of Education in some capacity. Read morePublished 2 months ago by millie
Story of teachers day to day experiences as first year teacher in elementary school which had a lot of transient students.Published 2 months ago by Patricia Tracy
This is such a funny and heartwarming book. Mr Pearson shows how much he loves teaching and how much he loves his kids even when they are perplexing and a little hard to love. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Sally Hadley
A little slow beginning but really took off by 3rd chapter. Then, I couldn't put it down. Recommended to my friends.Published 3 months ago by Reckless Rhonda
Enjoyed the author's story of dealing with 3rd graders and how his previous working peers were not too far from being like them! Lol Enlightening and funny.Published 4 months ago by Mel