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.

Click to download growth mindset posters here.

School doesn’t start for another month. There’s still a lot to do, but I can’t wait to get started.

4 thoughts on “#pushsend

  1. These are super dope posters, thanks for sharing! I hope you keep blogging whether you have something to share, or something to think about or something to reflect on.

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  2. Oh yay… another blog to follow lol. Totally overwhelmed, but there’s so much great stuff. Much better use of time than getting sucked into facebook haha! LOVE the posters!


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