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2017 Week Four Round Up of #MTBoS Blog Posts, We All Fall Down

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!

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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.

Round #4 of the #MTBoSBlogsplosion

Welcome to the fourth week of the 2017 MTBoS blogging initiative!  Remember that you can ALWAYS jump in and blog for any week!  You can just start this week, or go back and complete the previous missions if you would like.  We would love to have you!

The “We All Fall Down” edition of the blogging initiative!

For the last week of the blogging initiative, we are going to try to push you slightly out of your comfort zone.

As teachers, we are striving to do good by our students. And often times, we post on our blogs things that worked well. Engaging activities, rich problems, neat teaching tips that we invented that save us time and energy, whatever. And as we go through our blog readers, we get inspired! Our minds whirr! And if you’re anything like… all of us… there’s a little tinny voice in your head saying: “Wow, I suck. Everyone else in the world is doing amazing things everyday in their classroom, and I’m falling down left and right. *Pout* *Sadface*”

But here’s the thing: we all are constantly making mistakes every day. Times where we could have made better choices. Mathematical errors that we accidentally teach our kids. Things we said to a colleague or student that wish we could have taken back. Terrible curricular sequencing decisions. Asking bad questions. Facilitating groups poorly. I don’t know about you, but I think I made about (give or take three) a bajillion mistakes each day.

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“We all fall down.”

And the thing is: people in the #MTBoS don’t make a point of regularly blogging about mistakes, errors in teaching, poor decisions. It’s compelling to have a great class/activity/moment and want to share it with others. For others, yes, but also for you. There’s a moment of pride when you hit “post.”

What I argue is that although less compelling, sharing those other moments — the failures — is important. For your own reflection, yes. But mainly for others. Yes, maybe others can learn from your mistakes. But I think that it could lead to something bigger: a normalizing of making mistakes/errors/failures as part of our own growth as teachers. Shite that doesn’t go well? Why does that have to be our own private shame? It’s normal. That’s what we want kids to do in their learning process, right? So we in the #MTBoS should do the same!

So here’s your task:

You are going to write a blogpost about one mistake/error/failure you made, and proudly and publicly share that with the world. OR… and this is more ambitious but wow would reading this keep us glued to the screen… keep a log of teaching failures for a day, a few days, or even the entire week… and then publish it!

We recognize that this prompt could make you feel deeply uncomfortable. So we wanted to give an alterna-prompt for you if this is absolutely beyond you right now. (And that is OK!)  If you are just not into writing about failures, you should take a photograph of something related to your teaching and write a post using that photograph as the central idea. This is super open-ended, and you should interpret it as you wish!

Deadline: Press submit by the end of the day Saturday, January 28, 2017.

Once you are finished with your blog post, fill out the form below and your blog post will be featured on this site next week!

Don’t forget to tweet your post out with the hashtags #MTBoS  #MtbosBlogsplosion

 

Week 1 Blog Post Round Up

Week 2 Blog Post Round Up

Week 3 Blog Post Round Up

 

If you want to know where some of the inspiration for this post came from, it was from a “CV of Failures” that was making it’s rounds around the twitterverse a number of months ago. Here’s an excerpt from an article about the CV:

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And here’s the article itself.

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2017 Week Three Round Up of #MTBoS Blog Posts

Here are all of the posts about blog posts we love 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! Be on the lookout later today for the prompt for the final week of the blogging initiative!

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Learning Behind the Learning @MNmMath, has a blog named mNm Math.
The post for the Blogging Initiation is titled Learning Behind the Learning” and the author sums it up as follows: This post is about the things I do to ensure all students are vested in our math class. I share a few teacher techniques I use to create a learning environment where all are engaged and feel safe to take risks and become part of our learning community.

Melynee Naegele @MNmMath, has a blog named mNm Math.
The post for the Blogging Initiation is titled Inspiration” and the author sums it up as follows: Inspiration comes from fellow math revolutionaries. It can also come from mathematicians who have come before like those found in Hidden Figures. Find your comrades to keep yourself grounded, motivated and fueled for the good fight!

David Walker , has a blog named Common Core Geometry.
The post for the Blogging Initiation is titled The MTBoS, Week 3: Middle School Math Links” and the author sums it up as follows: Most MTBoS bloggers are high school teachers. So here I provide links to several of my fellow middle school teachers.

Pat Ciula , has a blog named Just MSU.
The post for the Blogging Initiation is titled Out of the Woods” and the author sums it up as follows: I have gained so many insights from the collective wisdom of the MTBoS! In this post I offer possible reasons for student disengagement during a hands-on task.

AnnaMarie Pacura @ampacura, has a blog named I Am a Math Teacher.
The post for the Blogging Initiation is titled Reading & Sharing in the #MTBoSBlogsplosion ” and the author sums it up as follows: Since going public with my twitter account and being introduced to the MTBoS, I have connected with so many other amazing math teachers all over the world, and have brought things into my own middle school math classroom, that I never would have thought of on my own. This post shares just some of the specific blogs and posts that have helped me grow and become a better math teacher.

Algebra 1 and 2

Cindy Cravens @cindycravens, has a blog named Engineering Algebra.
The post for the Blogging Initiation is titled Catching up to MTBoS Blogging Inititative for 2017” and the author sums it up as follows: I list a few of my favorite things that I like to use in my classroom. Desmos & hyperdocs are a couple. I also discuss soft skills.

Mark Kreie @kreiem, has a blog named Kreie classroom – 1:1 Laptops, Team Teaching, and the CCSS.
The post for the Blogging Initiation is titled Explore MTBoS 2017 – Week 3” and the author sums it up as follows: One of my favorite blogs to read is the Desmos Blog.

Micaela Newman @altmath, has a blog named Alternative Math.
The post for the Blogging Initiation is titled Quadratics: Sharing the Love MTBoS Blogging Initiative” and the author sums it up as follows: Keeping track and sharing of some great resources for planning my Quadratic Functions unit.

Geometry

Jennifer Abel @abel_jennifer, has a blog named Mathsational.
The post for the Blogging Initiation is titled #MTBoSBlogsplosion Week 3: Blog Props” and the author sums it up as follows: Katrina Newell is making great google interactive activities that everyone should know about. She had great ideas about how to replace some of your cut and paste proof activities with drag and drop google assignments. She’s awesome!

PreCalculus

Lucy Logsdon @lsauared76, has a blog named Dividing by Zero.
The post for the Blogging Initiation is titled #MTBoSBlogsplosion Round #3” and the author sums it up as follows: Trigonometry is looming…new semester means new classes and a new interactive notebook. Love the ideas I get from the #MTBoS!

General

Amy Zimmer @zimmerdiamonds, has a blog named Ms. Z Teaches in Mathland.
The post for the Blogging Initiation is titled Great Posts a Round 2/3 Combo” and the author sums it up as follows: A very short post on two of my favorite soft skills math bloggers

Liz Mastalio @MissMastalio, has a blog named Mastalio. Math. Mavericks..
The post for the Blogging Initiation is titled Not My Words” and the author sums it up as follows: I went through my tagged feedly folders and picked some of my favorite inspirational, funny, or useful blog posts from other math teachers. Mostly, I just wanted to show off some of my favorite blogs.

Jenni Clarkin @mrsclarkin, has a blog named Something to Smile About.
The post for the Blogging Initiation is titled Doing your own PD when you aren’t getting what you need!” and the author sums it up as follows: How one person, me, learned how to use social media for PD when she wasn’t getting what she needed from her school. Resources and examples provided including two great recent blogger posts.

Nathaniel Highstein @nhighstein, has a blog named 17Goldenfish.
The post for the Blogging Initiation is titled Read and Share: Some Important Voices in My Classroom” and the author sums it up as follows: I thought that I would share a few of the voices who have had the greatest day-to-day impact in my own classroom, and have linked their name to a recent post that taught me something or caused me to reflect on my practice.

Cheryl Leung @MathEasyAsPi, has a blog named MathEasyAsPi.
The post for the Blogging Initiation is titled Math for Small Children and Others” and the author sums it up as follows: Math should be fun whether you are five or fifteen. My blogpost highlights a great blog that marries art and math for young children. It also highlights a blogpost for high school students that looked like so much fun that I spent the next two days making a middle school variation. Finally, it highlights a blog that keeps me from complacency.

Gregory Taylor @mathtans, has a blog named Mathie x Pensive.
The post for the Blogging Initiation is titled Sharing: Days in the Lives” and the author sums it up as follows: Many educators have been blogging their “Day in the Life” this school year. This is a random compilation of over 20 of those posts, stretching from Aug 2016 to Jan 2017. Why not pick one (or more) summation(s) that you like, and drop by their website(s)?

Denise Gaskins @letsplaymath, has a blog named Let’s Play Math.
The post for the Blogging Initiation is titled Hidden Figures Teaching Resources” and the author sums it up as follows: I’ve collected several blog posts and resources for teaching about the movie Hidden Figures.

SergtPeppa @sergtpeppa, has a blog named Big Honkin’ WordPress.
The post for the Blogging Initiation is titled What I’m Reading” and the author sums it up as follows: A post on Dan Goldner’s Fault-Tolerant Mathematics Programs and Chris Lehmann’s Making Advisory Work. Plus some other good people that I try to read.

John O’Malley IV @jomalleyiv, has a blog named Functions Are Fun.
The post for the Blogging Initiation is titled Loving Local – Shoutout to Illinois Bloggers” and the author sums it up as follows: In the spirit of reading other blogs, I have focused on looking at some of my fellow bloggers from my state of Illinois.

Marissa W @viemath, has a blog named La Vie Mathématique.
The post for the Blogging Initiation is titled You Guys Are Great #MTBoSBlogsplosion” and the author sums it up as follows: Posts that I’ve read that helped me in some way, from lesson planning to great teaching, to random ones that I’ve read recently.

2017 Week Two Round Up of #MTBoS Blog Posts

Here are all of the posts about Soft Skills for week two 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! Be on the lookout later today for the prompt for week 3!

Grades 6 – 8

Jdaomath @jdaomath, has a blog named mathemusings..
The post for the Blogging Initiation is titled Soft Skills: Building Confidence” and the author sums it up as follows: Exploring different structures and strategies that build student confidence. Student jobs, Open Ended Warm-ups, Error Analysis/ My Favorite No.

David Walker , has a blog named Common Core Geometry.
The post for the Blogging Initiation is titled The MTBoS, Week 2: Two Important Soft Skills” and the author sums it up as follows: One important soft skill is how to ask the students questions. A second is how to listen to their answers.

Tom Hall @trigoTOMetry, has a blog named Trigotometry.
The post for the Blogging Initiation is titled #MTBoSBlogsplosion: Positive Praise” and the author sums it up as follows: My growth in using positive praise this year and how I want to use it in the future.

AnnaMarie Pacura @ampacura, has a blog named I Am a Math Teacher.
The post for the Blogging Initiation is titled The Soft Skills of Teaching Middle School Mathematics” and the author sums it up as follows: My reflection on the unique set of soft skills that are needed to be a great middle school math teaching, including the passion of being a learner, and the delicate balance that is teaching middle schoolers.

Cathy Yenca @mathycathy, has a blog named MathyCathy’s Blog.
The post for the Blogging Initiation is titled Teaching ^(Adolescent Humans) Mathematics #MTBoS #MtbosBlogsplosion” and the author sums it up as follows: Check out a few classroom-culture-building experiences that have evolved in my middle school mathematics classroom.

Algebra 1 or 2

Laura Jenkins @mrsjtweetsmath, has a blog named Mrs. J’s Classroom.
The post for the Blogging Initiation is titled These are a few of my favorite things…from the #MTBoS” and the author sums it up as follows: 3 things stolen from #MTBoS that you can use in your classroom today!

Pre-Calculus

Aimee Shackleton @aimeeshack, has a blog named Techsponential learning.
The post for the Blogging Initiation is titled Favourite websites – Desmos classroom activities” and the author sums it up as follows: An introduction to using Desmos.com in the classroom, focusing on classroom activities.

Fracqua , has a blog named Matematici.
The post for the Blogging Initiation is titled How to test a lot without testing much” and the author sums it up as follows: Here I talk about my struggles in the search of a balance between testing students often and freeing students from tests.

General

Sam Shah @samjshah, has a blog named Continuous Everywhere But Differentiable Nowhere.
The post for the Blogging Initiation is titled Girls and Math” and the author sums it up as follows: This post takes snippets of my year that revolve around encouraging girls in mathematics. It is not a success story, nor is it a failure. It has just given me some food for thought.

Micaela Newman @altmath, has a blog named Alternative Math.
The post for the Blogging Initiation is titled Soft Skills: MTBoS Blogging Initiative ” and the author sums it up as follows: Reflection on what we mean by soft skills and how they sow up in my teaching. Also..be kind to yourself. If you are thinking about this, you probably have some skills 🙂

Liz Mastalio @MissMastalio, has a blog named Mastalio. Math. Mavericks..
The post for the Blogging Initiation is titled Honestly, the Math is Secondary” and the author sums it up as follows: The most important thing you can do is get to know your students as people. Even when they don’t want you to. You just have to be sneaky about it.

Pat Ciula , has a blog named Just MSU.
The post for the Blogging Initiation is titled Week 2, With Time to Spare!” and the author sums it up as follows: Not feeling like I could add anything significant about Soft Skills, I shared two remarkable and insightful contributions made by others, and included some Talking Points.

Nolan Doyle @ndoyle1015, has a blog named Math Mulligans.
The post for the Blogging Initiation is titled Soft Skills” and the author sums it up as follows: I believe every interaction you have with your students involves soft skills. There are some soft skills I feel come naturally to me yet others that are much more challenging. For those more challenging soft skills, I have to set goals and create structures in my classroom and instruction to help me improve.

Anna Blinstein @borschtwithanna, has a blog named Borscht With Anna.
The post for the Blogging Initiation is titled Why Might Students Be Motivated in Math Class” and the author sums it up as follows: One aspect of “soft skills” is motivating students to care about your class and put work into learning mathematics. I have recently been thinking about the ways that different groups of students might be motivated or connect to the class in different ways and how we might need to structure the class and our interactions with them differently.

Jamie Garner @mavenofmath, has a blog named mavenofmath.
The post for the Blogging Initiation is titled My Math Story” and the author sums it up as follows: Every teacher has a story. Here is mine.

Jennifer Abel @abel_jennifer, has a blog named Mathsational.
The post for the Blogging Initiation is titled #MTBoSBlogsplosion Week 2: Soft Skills – Collaboration” and the author sums it up as follows: Using Kagan Strategies to to structure collaborative assignments.

Karen D. Campe @KarenCampe, has a blog named Reflections and Tangents.
The post for the Blogging Initiation is titled Exams Ahead!” and the author sums it up as follows: Preparing for semester exams: how to be successful and not overwhelmed.

Gregory Taylor @mathtans, has a blog named Mathie x Pensive.
The post for the Blogging Initiation is titled Soft Skills: The Middle Ground” and the author sums it up as follows: I claim I have soft skills, but only use them by request, in part because dealing with people is exhausting. Is that just me? Also, a tip about finding “the middle ground” between love and hate, and how familiarity can be a factor.

Denise Gaskins @letsplaymath, has a blog named Let’s Play Math.
The post for the Blogging Initiation is titled Math Inspirations: Why Study Mathematics?” and the author sums it up as follows: If you or your students are singing the “Higher Math Blues,” here are some quotations that may cheer you up — or at least give you the strength of vision to keep on slogging.

Jenn Vadnais @RilesBlue, has a blog named Communicating Mathematically.
The post for the Blogging Initiation is titled Teacher Moves – Soft Skills” and the author sums it up as follows: The post provides concrete examples of how teachers can use soft skills in their daily interactions with students.

Nathaniel Highstein @nhighstein, has a blog named 17Goldenfish.
The post for the Blogging Initiation is titled MTBoS 2017 Soft Skills: My Grade 8 Exit Trip” and the author sums it up as follows: This post includes some details of a trip I organize each year at the end of 8th grade. Students have a chance to showcase some academic skills, but the important message is that we love them and that they are strongest when they demonstrate that they love each other.

Cheryl Leung @MathEasyAsPi, has a blog named Math Easy As Pi.
The post for the Blogging Initiation is titled A Matter Of Belief” and the author sums it up as follows: My post is a sideways examination of soft skills. I wrote about a young woman gaining confidence in her abilities in math and the things that I think might have helped her discover her very real strength.

Marissa W @viemath, has a blog named La Vie Mathématique.
The post for the Blogging Initiation is titled Soft Skills: Encouraging Perseverance #MTBoSBlogsplosion” and the author sums it up as follows: This post is about how I encourage perseverance by using vertical and horizontal non-permanent surfaces, and Sara VanDerWerf’s Scale of Persistence videos about people stuck on an escalator and a beagle going after a chicken nugget.

Pamela Rawson @rawsonmath, has a blog named rawsonmath.
The post for the Blogging Initiation is titled “I’m not good at math.”” and the author sums it up as follows: A brief glimpse into how I work with my students to get them to move from “I can’t” to “I can.” Teaching skills through problem solving teaches my students that they are capable of doing more than just arithmetic or following algorithmic solutions.

Janet Hollister @JanetHollister, has a blog named Pi R Sqaure.
The post for the Blogging Initiation is titled Soft Skills – Building From Strength” and the author sums it up as follows: In this blog post I remember a student that was an amazing problem solver when it comes to 3-D puzzles and struggled with procedural math. We used his visualization skill to help him find success in mathematics.

Wwndtd @wwndtd, has a blog named What Would Neil deGrasse Tyson Do?.
The post for the Blogging Initiation is titled #MTBoSBlogsplosion: Soft Skills” and the author sums it up as follows: Distancing their verbal responses from the specter of “correct” has been really useful in getting more kids to talk more often.

Mark Chubb @markchubb3, has a blog named Thinking Mathematically.
The post for the Blogging Initiation is titled The smallest decisions have the biggest impact!” and the author sums it up as follows: How do we know how much scaffolding to provide? When do we give it? What does it look like? This post offers thinking behind our little decisions we make, and what those decisions mean for our students.

Julie Reulbach @jreulbach, has a blog named I Speak Math.
The post for the Blogging Initiation is titled Student Blogging Class, 2017” and the author sums it up as follows: This post is about a blogging class that I teach during the Winterm week at my school. I love that I get to share blogging with students, and that I get to teach something other than math for one week of the year.

 

New Year, New Blog!

Welcome to the Explore the MTBoS 2017 Blogging Initiative!

With the start of a new year, there is no better time to start a new blog!  For those of you who have blogs, it is also the perfect time to get inspired to write again!

Please join us to participate in this years blogging initiative!  To join, all you need to do is write just one post a week for the next four weeks.  To make it easier for you, we will post a new prompt every Sunday!  Once you have blogged, please fill out the form below.  Each week, your blogs will be posted on this site for all to enjoy!

This Week’s Theme:  My Favorites

This week, the blogging theme will be “My Favorites”, where you can post about one (or many) 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!

Blog Newbies!

If you are brand new to blogging, you can read Starting A Blog from the 2015 initiative.  This post will give you specific instructions on how to start a blog.

Hot Tip!  Don’t stress about your blog name!

The hardest part about blogging is often coming up with a title.  Do not let this detail derail you!  A great suggestion is to make your blog address your name.  Then, you can title your blog later – or change the title anytime you want!  To see what this looks like, check out Sam Shah’s blog.  His web address is samjshah.com, but the site name is “Continuous Everywhere But Differentiable Nowhere“.  No one cares about your blog name, they just want to read interesting, inspiring, and helpful posts!

Hashtag it!  #MTBoS #MtbosBlogsplosion 

Don’t forget to tweet out your blog link and add hashtags so other teachers in the MTBoS community can easily find your post!  If you are not tweeting yet, you should be!  There is an amazing community of math educators there just waiting to inspire and support you!  Check out How To Start a Twitter Account to get started!  Also, if you are brand new to Twitter or just want to get more out of it, there are more Twitter tips on Julie Reulbach’s blogpost, Tweet, Connect, Repeat.

This year, we are joining up with the #mtbosblogsplosion.  Special thanks to  Carl Oliver@carloliwitter, for jump starting blogging for many people in our community!

Hashtags to add to your tweets:  #MTBoS #MtbosBlogsplosion

Also, if you have a wordpress blog, please re-blog this post to get the word out!

 

Deadline: Press submit by the end of the day Saturday, January 7, 2017.

Yes, this is a quick turn around this week – but we don’t want you to put it off or delay!  Once you are finished with your blog post, fill out the form below and your blog post will be featured on this site next week!