About the Author
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.
Learn Me Good was born of the baptism-by-fire nature of Pearson's first year as a teacher. After a few more years of teaching, the sequel - Learn Me Gooder - practically wrote itself.