Welcome to week 2 of the blogging initiative! Hopefully you were able to post last week and enjoyed the challenge! But even if life caught up with you last week and you did not have the opportunity to blog, you can still blog this week! Every week is a new opportunity.
Be sure to read the comments on each of the previous challenges so you can discover other new bloggers. Also, visit the One Good Thing blog and the DITL (Day In The Life) Tumblr site when you get a chance as new contributors are always welcome.
Our week two blogging challenge is to simply blog about one of your favorite things. Called a “My Favorite,” it can be something that makes teaching a specific math topic work really well. It does not have to be a lesson, but can be anything in teaching that you love! It can also be something that you have blogged or tweeted about before. Some ideas of favorites that have been shared are:
- A lesson (or part of one) that went great
- A game your students love to play
- A fun and/or effective way to practice facts
- A website or app you love to use in class
- An organizational trick or tip that has been life changing
- A product that you use in your classroom that you can’t live without!
Also, in two weeks, you will blog about a lesson that you have taught so it would be great to start thinking about a lesson you would like to share. It does not have to be an original lesson (as we do so much sharing here in the #MTBoS). It can even be a lesson that you found on a blog and decided to try out for yourself!
Deadline: Press submit by the end of the day Saturday, January 23, 2016.
If you’d like a little graphic to include in your post, here is a little whatchamacallit we made:
When you’ve written and published your blogpost:
- Tweet out the link to your blogpost with a short description, and include the #MTBoS hashtag.
- If you’re a mentee, email your mentor the link! And if you’re a mentor, read and comment on your mentee’s post!
- In the comments to this blogpost here, throw down the link to your blogpost and a short teaser.
- Look at the three comments that are listed above your comment. Click on those three links, read the three blogposts, and talk to the authors by leaving a comment on their blogposts (not here).
Lastly, the #MTBoS can be a lot of information. So many blogs to read, not enough time! So we highly recommend signing up for the Global Math Department newsletter (click here to do so! see a sample here! here’s the GMD webpage!). Once a week, someone in the #MTBoS looks through what the community has produced, and shares some of their favorite things.