The final week! Sam and I have really enjoyed running the initiative this year. We hope you will join us next year! And, invite a friend or two! *– Julie*

Here are all of the posts about failure from week three of the 2017 Blogging Initiative! Below are the posts, sorted by grade level, with general posts at the bottom. Take time to read and comment if you would like!

**6-8**

**AnnaMarie Pacura** @ampacura, has a blog named I Am a Math Teacher.

The post for the Blogging Initiation is titled “Take Chances. Make Mistakes. Get Messy.”” and the author sums it up as follows: *My reflection on some of my teaching mistakes, errors, and failures, including teaching about interest, using integer chips, and feeling like a failure this school year; but ultimately remembering the wise words from Ms. Frizzle to “Take Chances. Make Mistakes. Get Messy.”*

**AnnaMarie Pacura** @ampacura, has a blog named I Am a Math Teacher.

The post for the Blogging Initiation is titled My Failures as a Math Student” and the author sums it up as follows: *So of course after I posted my week 4 post for the MTBoS Blogsplosion blogging initiative, I thought of some more failures of mine, only this time not as a math teacher, but as a math student. Here are two of my failures in my journey as a math student.*

**Cathy Yenca** @mathycathy, has a blog named MathyCathy’s Blog.

The post for the Blogging Initiation is titled “We All Fall Down” #MTBoS #MTBoSblogsplosion Week 4” and the author sums it up as follows: *Lesson failures with a common theme. If/when this happens to you, what are your next instructional moves?*

**David Walker** , has a blog named Common Core Geometry.

The post for the Blogging Initiation is titled The MTBoS, Week 4: My Biggest Failure” and the author sums it up as follows: *I am a math teacher. My biggest problem, though, isn’t my failure to teach math, but my failure to teach science.*

**Algebra 1 or 2**

**Jeny Potier** @jjfreo, has a blog named Mathematics Dreaming – Rational to Real.

The post for the Blogging Initiation is titled On Curiosity and Wonderment” and the author sums it up as follows: *Don’t Bore your students with another maths ‘investigation’! Change the lexicon – Challenge them to use their curiosity and wonderment while at play!*

**Karen Campe** @KarenCampe, has a blog named Reflections and Tangents.

The post for the Blogging Initiation is titled Where Are You? I’ll Meet You There” and the author sums it up as follows: *Mistakes I have made in teaching without knowing where my students are in their learning before I started the lesson. Important to use formative assessment to guide teaching decisions, structure lessons to guide students’ conceptual understanding, and use technology wisely. Reflect and improve with help from the MTBoS!*

**Liz Mastalio** @MissMastalio, has a blog named Mastalio. Math. Mavericks..

The post for the Blogging Initiation is titled Brain Melts and Typos” and the author sums it up as follows: *One of my dumber mistakes turned into a kind of cool thing.*

**Jennifer** @abel_jennifer, has a blog named Mathsational.

The post for the Blogging Initiation is titled #MTBoSBlogsplosion Week 4: Daily Failures” and the author sums it up as follows: *A summary of all the mistakes that I made in a week, clerical errors during midterms and careless mistakes during lessons.*

**General**

**Sam Shah** @samjshah, has a blog named Continuous Everywhere but Differentiable Nowhere.

The post for the Blogging Initiation is titled Profound Impact” and the author sums it up as follows: *I muse about what three actions have been most impactful on my growth as a teacher, and then share the blogpost that set one of those actions into gear. *

**TAnnalet** @TAnnalet, has a blog named Chasing Number Sense.

The post for the Blogging Initiation is titled The Best Intentions…” and the author sums it up as follows: *The most important impact of this fail was that it made me more sensitive to my assumptions, made me question the questions I ask my kids and the prompts I give to them. It made me experience that I can’t force a problem on my students, it has to come from them.*

**Mark Chubb** @MarkChubb3, has a blog named Thinking Mathematically.

The post for the Blogging Initiation is titled Lessons learned from 3 Mistakes” and the author sums it up as follows: *There are different kinds of mistakes we make. Some are small, some are large. My post is about 3 mistakes I’ve made, and things I can generalize because of these mistakes.*

**Gregory Taylor** @mathtans, has a blog named Mathie x Pensive.

The post for the Blogging Initiation is titled Failure is Relative” and the author sums it up as follows: *Can you succeed, and yet still feel like a failure? Do you know of survivorship bias, or of the necessarily failures to achieve success? I push back. Then, the story of the time I nearly left teaching over ten years ago.*

**Nathaniel Highstein** @nhighstein, has a blog named 17Goldenfish.

The post for the Blogging Initiation is titled Students Know” and the author sums it up as follows: *I learned as a new art teacher that students are much more interested in their teacher being honest than in their teacher being a hero.*

**Big Honkin’ WordPress** @sergtpeppa, has a blog named Big Honkin’ WordPress.

The post for the Blogging Initiation is titled Week 4: We All Fall Down” and the author sums it up as follows: *A look back at all the things I would do over this week. Spoiler: There are lots, even in a calmer week.*

**Marissa W** @viemath, has a blog named La Vie Mathematique.

The post for the Blogging Initiation is titled I’m An Expert at Making Mistakes #MTBoSBlogsplosion” and the author sums it up as follows: *This post is about three mistakes that I’ve made in teaching that stick out to me – one about a lesson I’ve taught, one about planning, and one about managing behavior.*