The amazing Sam Shah has created a virtual math conference for the month of August and he would love to feature your blog post! To participate, write a blog post that answers the prompt below and submit it from now until August 27th. You can read more about the details and even get blogging ideas on Sam’s Blog. Once submitted, your blogpost will be featured with the keynote blogs of the week from Ben Orlin, Annie Perkins, Rebecka Peterson, Dan Meyer, Robert Q Berry III, Matt Enlow, Michael Pershan, Lybrya Kebab, and Tracy Zager.
The prompt that you will blog about is:
How does your class move the needle on what your kids think about the doing of math, or what counts as math, or what math feels like, or who can do math?
“Your teaching practice has an impact on how your kids think about mathematics. Our classrooms are little bubbles and while kids are sitting in them, they are picking up all kinds of signals about mathematics. You might have students leaving a year with you thinking mathematics is collaborative, or that it requires taking risks, or that it is hard but hard is okay. We all have our own unique flavor of mathematics that we are imparting to students through how we orchestrate our classes day in and day out.” – Sam J Shah
This summer, I was fortunate enough to be asked to give a keynote to the most brilliant and innovative math educators in this county, and beyond.
Of course I started it out as a pep rally (thanks Courtney and Sam), because that is who I truly am. My friends know me. TMC is NOT your typical math teacher conference! But then, I had to get serious, because I am very passionate about teaching, and I wanted to share what has been on my heart. However, I did not expect to make teachers cry. And I did not expect that their powerful responses to my talk would make me cry.
To all of the teachers out there, please remember that even on your worst days, YOU ARE ENOUGH. Also, please don’t disappear, we need you. We all need each other.
First off – if you have ever thought about blogging, and really want to JUMP ALL IN, then sign up for the Explore the MTBoS blogging initiative. We will even provide you with an experienced blogger from the MTBoS to mentor you! It’s only four blog posts, and starts in January. We also would love more mentors! Please join us! 🙂
Don’t be an egg! Add a picture and personalize your profile so other teachers will know you are serious and want to follow you back! Add what subjects you teach and any interests that you may have.
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