Kicking off the 2016 Blogging Initiative

Happy new year! What were your resolutions? Mine are to exercise more and learn to play the ukulele. Oh, and to blog more! Did you resolve to blog more too? Yes? You’re in the right place! No? Where are your priorities?! Make a resolution right now to blog.

We are here to help you accomplish the first month of regular blogging in 2016. Whether you are brand new to blogging, write regularly or have a blog that’s feeling neglected, we will have some prompts for you. This week your task is to prep your blog. Dust it off or set it up, and give it some TLC.

 

New Bloggers

  1. Get a blog (we use wordpress). The title you choose will identify your blog but it won’t define you so set yourself a brainstorming deadline and then commit.
  2. Set up your blog.
    • Create an ABOUT page. Include your school profile so people can understand your context. It will help your readers foster ecological thinking (from Lani’s TMC presentation).
    • Post a picture.
  3. Comment below with the link to your blog and a tweet sized description! Also tweet out your blog link and description.
  4. Visit some other blogs in the comments and leave a comment on their blog. Welcome everyone to 2016 and cheer them on for joining this initiative!

Don’t have a twitter account? Check out these instructions to get started.

Need a bit more help? There’s a spreadsheet for that! If you missed out on the first round of mentoring we created a more self directed option. Check out the spreadsheet to find someone to guide you through this process.

 

Comfortable Bloggers

  1. Update your ABOUT page. Polish or add your school profile to that page so people can understand your context. It will help your readers foster ecological thinking (from Lani’s TMC presentation).
  2. Advertise the new blogging initiative and comfortable blogging initiative by publishing a post (feel free to copy this one or write your own).
  3. Comment below with the link to your blog and a tweet sized description! Also tweet out your blog link and description.
  4. Visit some other blogs in the comments and leave a comment on their blog. Welcome everyone to 2016 and cheer them on for joining this initiative!

Want to cheer someone on who really would appreciate it? There’s a spreadsheet for that! If you missed out on the first round of mentoring we created a more self directed option. Check out the spreadsheet to find someone to guide through this process.

 

Everyone

Week 4 (posted on Jan 31) you will be blogging about a lesson you’ve taught. It would be a good idea to start thinking about what lesson you might choose so you can be sure to take some pictures before the students leave, you erase the white boards and hand back their work so you have nothing to share!

If you’d like to add a badge to your blog to show that you are a part of this community feel free to include one (or all!) of these:

MTBoS Blogging Initiative        exploreMTBoS        global math logo BW

 

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85 thoughts on “Kicking off the 2016 Blogging Initiative

  1. http://rypsmith.blogspot.ca/ – I have just gotten back into teaching math this year. I have blogged a bit and looking forward to learning and blogging!

  2. https://perpendiculr.wordpress.com/ — New blogger writing about high school math (mainly Geometry). I want to undo a lot of the misconceptions students have picked up on their road to my classroom.

  3. Julie Reulbach at ispeakmath.org. I teach Algebra 2 with Trig at a private high school near Charlotte, NC. I am also a former middle school math teacher.

  4. Marissa at laviemathematique.wordpress.com – Teaching 4 high school classes in Central Illinois, trying to give a bit back to the #MTBoS that’s helped me so much in the last few years

  5. Nat at http://17goldenfish.com – I’m currently teaching Algebra 1 and Algebra 2 in Nicosia, Cyprus. I’ve taught Middle through High School Math, and Art to college students – and I Love the MTBoS!

  6. Better late than never: https://primemathblog.wordpress.com/ is officially up and running! Elementary math coach thinking and learning about math education.

  7. Rebooting my Blog https://mydynamicmathclass.wordpress.com/ ! Been in the Blogosphere for a long time but been passive for far too long.

  8. Jessica at http://mathscienceandeverythingnice.blogspot.com/ I teach both math and science! I am hoping to give a little back to the community that helped me through my first year teaching last year!

  9. Randi at teachingwithstowe.blogspot.com I am a 6th grade math teaching in Texas.
    I am excited to make my blogging better!

  10. Wendy at MathInMind.wordpress.com. I’m a 5-12 math curriculum coordinator who’s made the jump from teaching 8th grade math to HS algebra 1 this year. I’m not a writer, so I’m nervously stepping into this whole blogging thing!

  11. I think I managed to set-up a blog on wordpress, I even think I did an about page….

    nocloneshere.wordpress.com

  12. Amy Zimmer, I blog at http://zicker63.blogspot.com
    I teach HS Geom and Pre-Calc. at a public high school about 65 miles North of San Francisco.

  13. Dayton at Aftermath12.blogspot.com . I teach in Rwanda, East Africa and I am a 6th-9th grade math teacher. This year I am working on reflecting, so I thought blogging would be a great place to start.

  14. mrsduncansmathmagicians

    https://mrsduncansmathmagicians.wordpress.com/2016/01/08/mtbos-blogging-initiative/

    A little late to the first assignment. I did the 2nd already (oops). I’m a new blogger hoping to share and learn about the exciting world of middle school math! I’m looking forward to working with and seeing what everyone is doing.

  15. I am late posting, but I’m Olivia and my blog is at https://mylifeasmissblog.wordpress.com/. I am a first year teacher from a rural community. I am excited to learn more about how I can be a better teacher for my students!

  16. https://heyalifiyah.wordpress.com/
    I’m a middle school math teacher at a PreK-8 independent school just outside of Boston, MA. I’ve lurked around the MTBoS for several years, and am so excited to finally be joining in the fun, even if I am a bit late to the game 🙂

  17. I am late, but I accept the challenge! My blog: https://mnmmath.wordpress.com/ I promise I will catch up, or just lag behind but keep the pace! 🙂

  18. https://algeotrigcal.wordpress.com – A new teacher and a new blogger, still sorting out how to make both work, but happy to be part of the conversation 🙂

  19. I think I managed to set-up a blog on self hosted WordPress…

  20. I have blogged a bit and looking forward to learning and blogging!

  21. Ready to join the MTBoS! Check out my blog https://mathmilestones.com/ An adventure in early numeracy!

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