Educator Paul Shaber on OpenStax College Textbooks

Early this year, I had the opportunity to interview several OpenStax College using educators on their experiences of using the materials. Paul Shaber, of Fruitland Schools in Idaho very generously took time out to participate and sent me the following written responses to a series of questions regarding his use of OpenStax College textbooks and his experiences. Thanks so much, Paul!

Please could you tell us your name and position and say a few words to introduce yourself.

Paul Shaber, I am a high school teacher at Fruitland High School in Idaho, a small rural school with about 460 students. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Ed with certifications to teach Physics and Math.

What do you think are the biggest challenges in education today?

I’d like to discuss two: 1. Money is a big deal. I have a cohort who retired from working in industry and he is regularly unimpressed with…

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