ALL of the TMC (Twitter Math Camp) Songs

Since TMC (Twitter Math Camp) IS camp, of course we have a camp song every year!  (Unless Sean skips TMC – no pressure here Sean, but never forget that the one year you DIDN’T come, we didn’t have a song.  And I promise that Rachel, Dave, and I tried so hard!)

Every year while at TMC, we go furiously searching for the words to each and every song so we can sing them together, at game night, in the car, in the hotel lobby, because that is also what you do at camp – you sing everywhere you go!

So, here is a compilation of all of the amazing TMC songs!  Special thanks to Sean, Rachel, Dave and Tina who always make it happen every year!

Short and Sweet!  Some of the MP3 files here:

#TMC12 – “Tweet Me Maybe”

Sung to the tune of “Call Me Maybe”

I sat alone in my class,
Hoping my students would pass,
Prepping was kicking my ass
But help was on the way

I started searching the net,
To find a way to connect
Found teachers I’d never met
and I was on my way

Dan’s blog was poppin’,
G-Reader, feed not stoppin’
Each day, I would drop-in
Guess it’s time for hop in!

Hey, I just found you, And this is crazy,
But here’s my ID, So tweet me, maybe?

It’s hard to reach out, Please don’t flame me,
But here’s my ID, So tweet me, maybe?

Hey, I just found you, And this is crazy
But here’s my ID, So tweet me, maybe?

It’s hard to reach out, Please don’t flame me,
But here’s my ID, So tweet me, maybe?

Oh holy crap can it be,
Nowak responded to me,
Blogging math celebrity,
She’s twitter royalty

I beg, and borrow and steal
No reinventing the wheel,
What are these urges I feel?
Nerdy math sex appeal

Hal-lo-ween was awesome
Dull worksheets, I could toss ‘em
My, i-deas could blossom

Now it’s time for Math Camp, baby!

Hey, I just met you, all in person.
Twitter Math Camp, this was the first one

It’s hard to teach right, in i-so-laaaaaation,
So here’s some PD, just like va-ca-tion

Hey, I just met you, all in person.
Twitter Math Camp, this was the first one
It’s hard to teach right, in i-so-laaaaaaation,
So here’s some PD, just like va-ca-tion

Before I came onto your sites,
I must’ve taught so bad,
I must’ve taught so bad,
I must’ve taught so so bad

Before I came onto your sites
I must’ve taught so bad
and you should know that
It was so, so sad

I loved free pizza, and the brew-ry.
You know my ID, So tweet me, maybe?

Ci-ty Muse-um, or the Card’s game,
So tweet me sometime, I won’t be too lame

So, thank you Shelli, thank you Li-sa.
Don’t want to go home – so glad to meet ya

Now that it’s coming to an end
we’ll miss you so bad
we’ll miss you so bad
we’ll miss you so, so bad

Before you came into our lives
We must’ve taught so bad
And you should know that.

So tweet me, maybe?

Video:

#TMC13 – Tic-Toc TMC13

Wake up in the morning draggin’ both my feet
Up all night, planning for classes, did I even sleep?
Before I leave, brush my teeth with a bottle of….. *soda*
Cause when I’m done for the week, I’ll still be in a coma

(I’m so) Tired of bandanas on dogs, dogs
Looking for a lesson ’bout logs, logs
(So I’m) checking out all your blogs, blogs

(and now) I feel like I’m gettin’ less bitter
Then my heart starts to flitter
(When I) read about a conference on twitter

Math camp, getting amped
Maybe I’ll meet Fawn and Sam
We’ll do math, share some laughs
And improve our teaching craft
(All) weekend, meeting friends
Makin’ T-M-C trend, like
(Whoa-oh oh oh)

Math camp, getting amped
Hashtag #needaredstamp
We’ll do math, share some laughs
And improve our teaching craft
(All) weekend, meeting friends
Makin’ T-M-C trend, like
(Whoa-oh oh oh)

Ain’t got a care in the world, as I get on the plane
In-fin-ite tangents on my iPod, I’ve got math on the brain
And now, the tweeps are showing up, dropping trivia knowledge
Learning more here in four days, than in four years of college

(I’m talking about) tweets blowin up our phones, phones
High priest-ess on her throne, throne
(Mathalicious in our) romance cone, cone

(Now) Michael Pershan doing Jay-Z
Nathan gettin’ cra-zy
Food truck foods don’t phase me
(Admittedly, that last line was lazy)

Math camp, now we’re amped
Rooms of swooning Desmos fans
(We’ll) do math, share some laughs
And improve our teaching craft
(All) weekend, meeting friends
Makin’ T-M-C trend, like
(Whoa-oh oh oh)
(Ro-ro-ro-ro cone)

Math camp, now we’re amped
Stealing all your lesson plans
(We’ll) do math, share some laughs
And improve our teaching craft
(All) weekend, meeting friends
Makin’ T-M-C trend, like
(Whoa-oh oh oh)

O-ri-ga-mi
Kar-ee-oke
Piano duels
It was all cool

Lisa, Shelli
Max, Anthony
James and Jessie
How we thank you

We listen now
We notice now
We wonder now
And you showed us

Listen, shut up
Listen, shut up
Listen, shut up

(Sam!!) Twitter math camp don’t start ’til I walk in

Math camp, still so amped
But hey, where the hell is Dan?
(We) Did maths, shared some laughs
And improved our teaching craft
(All) weekend, meeting friends
Makin’ T-M-C trend, like
(Whoa-oh oh oh)

Math camp, we got amped
Lisa Henry is our champ
(We) Did math, shared some laughs
And improved our teaching craft
(all) weekend, met our friends
Wish it all would never end, oh
(No oh oh oh)

#TMC14:  No Sean = No Song 😞

#TMC15 –  “Party at the TMC”

Party at the TMC mp3

I hopped off the plane at L.A.X.
Because I didn’t realize there was a closer airport
Welcome to the land of awesome tweeps (whoa),
Am I gonna fit in?

Jumped in the car,
Here we are for the fourth time
(beat) Look to my right and I see the Harvey Mudd Sign
This is all so crazy
Everybody seems so famous

My phone is buzzin’ with the fav-rites and the retweets
So much excitement and I’m nervous,
That’s when Lisa turned on the microphone
And then TMC was on
And then TMC was on
And then TMC was on

[Chorus:]
So I put my hands up
I’m giving high fives
The MTBoS is here to stay
We’re starting on time like yeah
Movin’ our thumbs like yeah
We got our phones out,
We’re tweeting along,
There’s awesome packed in every day
Yeah, twitter math camp where your work is play
Yeah, twitter math camp where your work is play

Get to Friday gonna share my fav
Everybody’s tweeting at me now
Like, “Who’s that chick that 3D prints?”
I gotta go and track her down.
(beat) Sooo hard to choose, why can’t I pick three?
It’s definitely not like normal PD

‘Cause all I see are teaching pro-s
Sha-kin’ it in front of two pianos
My tummy’s rumbling’ and I gotta pick a food TRUCK
Gonna count the times that fawn will say f…. whoa whoa whoa! -something incredibly heartfelt that makes us all feel very emotional-
That’s when Chris Shore dropped and did the worm
And then Fawn put a wig on
And then Fawn put a wig on
And then Matt put a wig on

So we put our hands up
We’re two hundred strong
And growing bigger ev’ry day
Bar-be-que-ing like yeah
Nixing the tricks like yea
Now look at these pics
Which doesn’t belong?
There’s awesome packed in every day
Yeah, twitter math camp where your work is play
Yeah, twitter math camp where your work is play

Soon I’m hoppin’ on my flight (on my fllight)
Wish I’d won The Price Is Right (Price is Right)
Hard to leave you every time (every time)
But then I’ll just log on and I’ll feel alright

So we put our hands up
We’re waving goodbye
We’re sad to all go away:
Courtyard chil-ling like yeah
Raf-fle-ing stuff like yeah
We found what we love,
We’re doing that now,
And did it for the last four days
Yeah, twitter math camp where your work is play
Yeah, twitter math camp where your work is play

#TMC15 – Party in the TMC Video:

Slideshow to accompany Party at the TMC!

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#TMC16 – TMC Party Rock Anthem

Sung to the tune of Party Rock Anthem

Party Anthem mp3 

T-M-C in Minn-e-a-po-lis
(Hope) everybody’s gonna have a good trip
I hope that I can get a pic,
With Dan Meyer’s built-in self-ie stick

T-M-C is in the house today(oh)
Where math teachers come to learn and play (Varsity math baby!)
Desmos features gonna make you say: (yeah)
We just wanna see you…
Graph that!
Boop boop boop boop boop-boo-boop boop-boo-boop boop boop boop

In the dorms playing games, all so different,
yet we’re all the same, learning non-stop so glad I came
Basking in the glow of all the this twitter fame
G-I-Fs from the J-L-V
Twins hat, math stickers and our clever T’s
Half vets half newbs, pizza please
But which session, David Wees?

Yo!
I’m lovin’ all these sessions, never restin’
Got that math teacher swag, wanna brag ‘bout this profession
T-M-C, yeah! Now I got a confession
Yo don’t hate, let’s be straight: I’m just here to steal your lessons
(Yeah!)

The Blue Tape Lounge will make you want to stay (whoa)
Sam’s explore math blew us all away (yeah)
Minnehaha hike to end your day
Grab your team for trivia, let’s play (Let’s go)

T-M-C is in the house today (oh)
Where math teachers come to learn and play (Expand MTBoS baby!)
Desmos features gonna make you say: (yeah)
We just wanna see you…
sort that!

Step up fast, backwards bike gonna make you bust your ass
Math tans’ song from Sister Act, now stop – check this map
Choose the 10 percent (You’re gonna change)
Practice with intent (says Dylan Kane)
We just wanna see (You’re trending now)
All your blogs and tweets (You’re MTBoS now)
Tesselate, math debate, contemplate then calculate [4x]

T-M-C is going to end today
Where math teachers came to learn and play (Face your fears, baby!)
Desmos features gonna make you say: (yeah)
We just wanna see you…
Math that!

#TMC16 Party Anthem Video

#TMC17 – TMC17 Magic

sung to the tune “24K Magic”

Tuesday
Start off with the Desmos precon
Geometry and CL
Let’s set T-M-C off right

Put yo’ first year buttons to the moon
What session y’all trying to do?
TMC sev-en-teen in ATL
Grass roots PD done well

It’s time for airplanes (shuttle trains)
User names (Blog fame)
Guess who’s back again?
And if you’re new (Go on pin em)
And if you’re shy (Go on pin em)
Feeling welcome soon as you walk in (we hope)

Wearing Nerdy clothes (ya)
some desmos toes
And crazy cool math tattoos (whoop, whoop)
Don’t wait too long might burn ya’self.
Eat dinner with everyone new.

Grace Chen, She’s an eloquent one with some truth bombs in her pocket (keep up)
So many great ideas to write down, but I gotta find a socket (charge up)
Speed date, make some friends, with some tweeps that I’ve been stalkin’(meet up)

Put your Intro-vert pins to the moon
Girl, what way you spinnin’?
TMC seven-teen in ATL
Come on ring Sam’s Bell

Second verse for the holy (holy) innocents (innocents)
Daniel F, working hard, runnin’ ‘round
Can I blog?(uh huh) Can I tweet?(uh huh)
Gotta show ‘em how teachers get down

First have your coffee(coffee), move your body(body)
Sing little mermaid in the middle of the lobby (whoop whoop)
Make us trend- Let’s all listen to Ca-rl – Just #PushSend

He’s from a dangerous land, and he’s teaching bout the SQWIGLES
So many really funny moments, even fractions makes us giggle
Buy a house, Play with math, Now we’re eating at the pickle

Make a, pinky, promise, to the room
How many cubes? That worm is 22
TMC seven-teen in ATL
Take over the hotel

Everywhere we go we be like (Oooh, Let’s trade shirts!)
Everywhere we go we be like (Ooooh Let’s trade books!)
Oh everywhere we go they be like (Please stop singing)

————- watch me #push send like
Twitter Math ca-amp, trending #1
Waffle house (cheesy eggs, smothered covered diced hashbrowns – rockstar!)
Crochet now!
How old’s that selfie? How old’s that selfie(selfie)
Let’s play some games. 10 minute rain.
Put your first year buttons to the moon
Can we get sleep soon?
TMC seven-teen in ATL
Grass roots PD done well

Make a, pinky promise, to the room
Tweet #1TMCthing soon.
TMC say goodbye to A-aaatlaaantaa
SEND SAM A BANANA!!!

Slideshow for TMC Magic

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** More MP3’s and slideshows are coming as I find them!

Twitter Math Camp Is All About Love – TMC15

TMC15

Twitter Math Camp 15 – 200 Strong!

This may be my longest post ever.  It was tough to write.  It’s a hot mess and just all over the place, but I can’t look at it anymore.  I just need to post it. I almost did not go to TMC15.  I changed schools for the 2014-15 school year.  As an experienced teacher I was not really worried about changing schools.  I did not take into account the added stress I would encounter from new people, preps, procedures, and new culture.  I did not take into account how difficult it would be to be “unknown” by students (and everyone) in a much larger school.  But I found that it was a tremendous change for me. I had switched divisions, from middle school to high school, and had two new preps.  I had never taught Geometry before.  My co-teacher (who I had grown close to) quit mid-year.  My three children also changed schools with me and it took them a while to adjust.  Plus, as much as I love high school students, I really missed teaching middle school students.  I was overwhelmed and under water most of the year. Luckily, I have an amazingly supportive administration at my new school.  That, and a few key people completely saved my year.  But it was still hard.  So hard that I haven’t recovered enough to think about education, or read educational books.  For the first time since I returned to teaching, all I did in this summer was SUMMER.  I was anxious about going to TMC because much of my time there involves intense math education conversations.  I just didn’t know if I was ready to be immersed in education yet.  At the same time, I was worried that if I didn’t go, I would still feel this way on the first day of school.  I love teaching, and I adore my students, so I didn’t want this to happen.  In the end, I decided that I HAD to go to TMC, because I was hoping it would inspire me.  Enter Fawn. My most impactful “non-lesson” TMC thing was Fawn’s keynote.  Fawn’s talk deeply moved me.  She reminded me how much I love my students.  Her talk created the shift in me that I had been hoping for the entire conference.  It wasn’t about pedagogy and activities.  It was about the heart, because that is why we teach.  Students are why I love teaching.  Fawn’s talk affected me emotionally.  It makes me tear up, even now, just thinking about it.  I am excited to go back to school now, and I can’t thank you enough Fawn. Screen Shot 2015-07-29 at 5.21.07 PM Of course, the rest of Twitter Math Camp was amazing as well.  Lisa Henry said that it was like a family reunion, others jokingly referred to it as a cult.  There are many things that set this conference apart (and above), other conferences or professional developments, but the most impactful difference is the support, and even the love that is there.  Fawn’s talk was even titled, “A Love Letter to the MTBoS”. Screen Shot 2015-07-31 at 9.36.54 AMTeachers do not attend TMC just to learn how to become a better teacher, they attend TMC to connect with other progressive and like minded math teachers.  Last year, I connected with many Geometry and Alg2 teachers at TMC14.  These connections not only carried me through the year, they saved my year, especially in Geometry (special thanks to Jim Doherty and Peg Cagle).  Connections like these are the “special sauce” that makes TMC better than other conferences. Last year after TMC some of the amazing things I implemented were Glenn’s (h,k) forms, Cindy’s Conic Cards, and Plickers.  I have an even longer list of new things I can’t wait to try this year.  My number one TMC15 thing (#1TMCthing) is to try to include debate in class.  Who doesn’t love a great debate?  And it totally fits in with my class personality.  Other things from TMC15 that I want to try are:

Lisa had a great idea that we could all pick the one thing that we most wanted to implement and tweet it out to #1TMCThing.  Then, on Oct.26th, we are all going to check in on other people that picked our same thing.  This is support and community.  And this is why I love TMC and the #MTBoS so much! This year I had a blast at game night, where Deborah Boden was nice enough to give me an amazing pink math teacher shirt!  Screen Shot 2015-07-31 at 12.53.52 AMBefore the conference even started, I got a shout out from Jonathan that made my heart smile.  I presented a session with Sam and Brendan (even though I complained so much because I wasn’t in the mood to prepare).  Thankfully, Sam didn’t let me off the hook, and it felt great sharing my story.  IMG_4606I finally got to go to IN-N-OUT burger with tech genius John Stevens and posted the pic on Instagram for my former students.  I was excited that they remembered the lesson from 2 years ago!  I got to do Barbie Bungee with Fawn and Matt!  I also learned how much preconceived ideas can affect your math.  Matt had mentioned quadratics to me and even had a quadratic option in the Desmos model so I totally went for it.  And totally failed (sorry Hedge and Ashley)!  But it was such a great experience and I would not have been satisfied if I hadn’t tried it.  Sam, Tina and I conducted a lunch meeting on the next blogging initiative, and I presented a short “My Favorite” on Kahoot.  I had a blast collecting money for a gift for Lisa, posing as a raffle, especially when she bought five tickets!  And, even though I didn’t help write it, Sean and Rachel and David still asked me to help sing the amazing song they created.  ❤ But one of my favorite things about Twitter Math Camp is all of the Tweeting that is going on.  The backchannel is almost more active than the conference.  It is almost like there are TWO conferences going on at all times.  It gets pretty bad (in the best way).Screen Shot 2015-07-31 at 12.53.27 AM Finally, I just had an amazing time reconnecting with the best friends I have ever had.  My only regret is not spending more time meeting and talking with new people.  I am sorry about that.  After all of the changes this year, I really needed serious quality (healing) time with my closest friends.  I needed to sing and dance, a lot.  I tried hard to be myself, even though I wasn’t feeling like myself.  Thank you tweeps, for being there for me this year.  And even though I wasn’t in the best frame of mind this year, TMC, and the love of the people attending, inspired me again.  They are not only “my people”, they are my soul mates. Special thanks to my dear friend Lisa Henry for all of the work she does for this.  I don’t know how she gets it all done (and done so well), but I am very thankful for her!  Also thanks to the TMC Planning Committee, Darryl Yong, Harvey Mudd College, and our barbeque hosts.  I can’t even imagine the amount of work that went into planning and pulling this off for so many people.  Twitter Math Camp is all about love. Piano, piano on tweeps! Screen Shot 2015-07-31 at 12.53.35 AM Camp Song – “Party at the TMC”

Slideshow:

Party in the TMC Slideshow with lyrics and pictures

Lyrics:

“Party at the TMC” I hopped off the plane at L.A.X. Because I didn’t realize there was a closer airport Welcome to the land of awesome tweeps (whoa), Am I gonna fit in? Jumped in the car, Here we are for the fourth time (beat) Look to my right and I see the Harvey Mudd Sign This is all so crazy Everybody seems so famous My phone is buzzin’ with the fav-rites and the retweets So much excitement and I’m nervous, That’s when Lisa turned on the microphone And then TMC was on And then TMC was on And then TMC was on [Chorus:] So I put my hands up I’m giving high fives The MTBoS is here to stay We’re starting on time like yeah Movin’ our thumbs like yeah We got our phones out, We’re tweeting along, There’s awesome packed in every day Yeah, twitter math camp where your work is play Yeah, twitter math camp where your work is play (breathe!) Get to Friday gonna share my fav Everybody’s tweeting at me now Like, “Who’s that chick that 3D prints?” I gotta go and track her down. (beat) Sooo hard to choose, why can’t I pick three? It’s definitely not like normal PD ‘Cause all I see are teaching pro-s Sha-kin’ it in front of two pianos (breathe!) My tummy’s rumbling’ and I gotta pick a food TRUCK Gonna count the times that fawn will say f…. whoa whoa whoa! -something incredibly heartfelt that makes us all feel very emotional- That’s when Chris Shore dropped and did the worm And then Fawn put a wig on And then Fawn put a wig on And then Matt put a wig on So we put our hands up We’re two hundred strong And growing bigger ev’ry day Bar-be-que-ing like yeah Nixing the tricks like yea Now look at these pics Which doesn’t belong? There’s awesome packed in every day Yeah, twitter math camp where your work is play Yeah, twitter math camp where your work is play Soon I’m hoppin’ on my flight (on my fllight) Wish I’d won The Price Is Right (Price is Right) Hard to leave you every time (every time) But then I’ll just log on and I’ll feel alright So we put our hands up We’re waving goodbye We’re sad to all go away: Courtyard chil-ling like yeah Raf-fle-ing stuff like yeah We found what we love, We’re doing that now, And did it for the last four days Yeah, twitter math camp where your work is play Yeah, twitter math camp where your work is play And of course, my favorite moments at TMC, in pictures!