Mr. Spencer Small
John Marshall School of Information Technology
10th Grade Computer Science
“Mr. Small’s students are constantly engaged in discussions, writing scenarios and programming activities. His Computer Science course combines symposium-like discussions with challenging problem-solving scenarios."
Spencer Small has been a CMSD teacher for 13 years and currently teaches Algebra 1/Computer Science as a high school teacher. He was a middle school math teacher for six years. Later, he became a math coach, working with teachers from across the district on pacing, math pedagogy, teaching strategies, data analysis and deepening content knowledge. Spencer is currently focused on implementing a curriculum called Bootstrap into his Algebra I classes. The goal is to blend algebra concepts and programming concepts into a platform that allows students to create their own basic video game. Spencer is a husband and the father of five. He enjoys music, sports, staying physically active and food.
Mr. Small’s Teaching Resources
Springboard Algebra 1 Khan Academy Correlations
Workshop Rotation Lesson Plan and Blended Learning in Mathematics
Algebra I Songs: Original Music in the Math Classroom