It’s really happening. I’m about to #pushsend and join the elite fellowship of Math Teachers Who Blog.
Even as I write this, I can’t believe how long it’s taken me to get into the game. I started teaching in 2015, and for the first couple of years I’ve mostly been content to lurk and steal awesome ideas from other teachers.
This fall, though, I’m moving to a new school where I’ll be teaching eighth grade math, and I’ve taken the summer to
do a deep dive get my feet wet in the online math teacher community. It is a truly breathtaking, inspiring place. And I’ve already learned so much about interactive notebooks and standards-based grading and so many other things from my online teacher friends.
From all this, the most important thing I’ve learned is that the online math teaching community is a place where everyone gives generously and supports each other so that we can all get better at what we do. It’s an amazing community. And I am very grateful to all the teachers who have encouraged me to jump into the conversation.
So, in the spirit of pushing send, a quick, initial contribution. This afternoon, I was inspired by Meg Craig’s fantastic classroom posters to create some wall art for my classroom. Remembering some great posters that I’d seen on Rick Barlow’s feed, I recreated / lightly adapted them for my own room. The posters are designed to be printed in about 18″ x 24″ size. A link to the pdf versions is below.
School doesn’t start for another month. There’s still a lot to do, but I can’t wait to get started.