Now onto what gave me the final push to start a blog–MTBoS. The acronym stands for MathTwitterBlogosphere. I’ve been following several folks (Julie Reulbach, Fawn Nguyen, and Dan Meyer to name a few) on Twitter and through blog feeds on Feedly for a few months now, but I decided it was time to join the conversation. Enter MTBoS! I stumbled upon this in July and have been anticipating its arrival since then. (And I knew I would be finished with the MOOC I enrolled in through Standford–Jo Boaler’s “How to Learn Math”–by now and would need something new to keep the gerbils in my brain cycling).
Here’s what I’m hoping for–PD! Yep. That’s right. Professional Development. It’s all well and good to participate in what your district prepares for you, but I when I can choose what I want to learn–I’m jumping on that bandwagon! I want to become a better math teacher. I want to become a better teacher period.
Bring it, MTBoS! Bring it!