About Me

No one works harder at learning than a curious student.

–Thomas Friedman


A Google Certified Innovator and EdTech Coach from Southern California, Matt is a recovering math teacher who dresses in costumes, plays loud music, and stands on desks: anything to make content meaningful for his students. In risk-taking, he either succeeds or fails grandly. In either case, Matt asks for input via Twitter, and fellow educators from across the state, the country, and the world influence his pedagogy. His book, The Classroom Chef, is available on Amazon and online resources at classroomchef.com.

Matt encourages new and veteran teachers to step outside of what’s comfortable and utilize the resources freely shared online. This is a great time to be an educator, and Matt sets up the skills they need, gives a prompt, and gets out of the way.

Matt’s Keynote address for Carnegie Learning.


Matt facilitating a discussion at EdCampLA.

Matt facilitating a discussion at EdCampLA.

If you’re interested in booking a training for your staff on topics related to educational technology, math, classroom discourse, or any intersection of the three, email me.

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