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Bringing Kindness, Excellence, and Curiosity into the Classroom: An Exit Interview with 40-Year Math Teacher Brenda Lynch

August 05, 2020 Josh Britton and Derek Maxson Season 2 Episode 3
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Bringing Kindness, Excellence, and Curiosity into the Classroom: An Exit Interview with 40-Year Math Teacher Brenda Lynch
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Bringing Kindness, Excellence, and Curiosity into the Classroom: An Exit Interview with 40-Year Math Teacher Brenda Lynch
Aug 05, 2020 Season 2 Episode 3
Josh Britton and Derek Maxson

In this unique episode, we're hearing from a 40-year classroom teacher veteran, Brenda Lynch. Brenda shares her stories with us, how the education landscape has changed over time and gives some great advice for new teachers who are just beginning their careers.

Episode Highlights: 

  • Building relationships with students is key to classroom success
  • There is always something new for teachers to learn, don't be afraid of technology!
  • Bringing students' curiosity to the math classroom
  • Stay current on information coming out, join teacher organizations to network and stay in the loop
  • The best thing you can do going into this new school year is be kind and patient with your school leaders, other teachers, parents, and students. 
  • Brand new teachers should "interview" school administrators to ensure a good fit with leadership style and teaching philosophy
  • If you don't like children, you shouldn't be a teacher. Find a new career you can be passionate about


We hope you enjoy this discussion and are encouraged to continue using Get More Math in your classroom or interested to learn more about how you can start using Get More Math.

Great news! Our show was selected as one of the top 25 Podcasts for Teachers!

Thank you for all of the support thus far. If you’d like to know more or see what it’s all about, we’d like to give you a free trial! Go to GetMoreMath.com to learn more.

About our Guest
Brenda Lynch has been a teacher for 40 years.  She has a Bachelor's and Master's degree from Sam Houston State University.  Her career started in Spring ISD as a home economics teacher, transitioned to a driver education teacher for ESC 6 in Huntsville, and then to become a mathematics teacher in Spring, Willis, Conroe, and Montgomery ISDs. 

She served 3 years as the Secondary Math Specialist for Region 6 Education Service Center before relocating to New Caney ISD as their Secondary Math Instructional Specialist. She has also served as an adjunct professor for Lone Star College periodically over the last 20 years. Brenda has spent her entire career sharing her joy of learning with students and teachers and looking forward to the new phase in her life...retirement!   

Show Notes

In this unique episode, we're hearing from a 40-year classroom teacher veteran, Brenda Lynch. Brenda shares her stories with us, how the education landscape has changed over time and gives some great advice for new teachers who are just beginning their careers.

Episode Highlights: 

  • Building relationships with students is key to classroom success
  • There is always something new for teachers to learn, don't be afraid of technology!
  • Bringing students' curiosity to the math classroom
  • Stay current on information coming out, join teacher organizations to network and stay in the loop
  • The best thing you can do going into this new school year is be kind and patient with your school leaders, other teachers, parents, and students. 
  • Brand new teachers should "interview" school administrators to ensure a good fit with leadership style and teaching philosophy
  • If you don't like children, you shouldn't be a teacher. Find a new career you can be passionate about


We hope you enjoy this discussion and are encouraged to continue using Get More Math in your classroom or interested to learn more about how you can start using Get More Math.

Great news! Our show was selected as one of the top 25 Podcasts for Teachers!

Thank you for all of the support thus far. If you’d like to know more or see what it’s all about, we’d like to give you a free trial! Go to GetMoreMath.com to learn more.

About our Guest
Brenda Lynch has been a teacher for 40 years.  She has a Bachelor's and Master's degree from Sam Houston State University.  Her career started in Spring ISD as a home economics teacher, transitioned to a driver education teacher for ESC 6 in Huntsville, and then to become a mathematics teacher in Spring, Willis, Conroe, and Montgomery ISDs. 

She served 3 years as the Secondary Math Specialist for Region 6 Education Service Center before relocating to New Caney ISD as their Secondary Math Instructional Specialist. She has also served as an adjunct professor for Lone Star College periodically over the last 20 years. Brenda has spent her entire career sharing her joy of learning with students and teachers and looking forward to the new phase in her life...retirement!