Mission #2 made me all tingly and nervous! As a participant I was asked to take part in a bunch of “tweeting” exercises–some that required me to talk to strangers…and we all know what they say about strangers! Lol! At least none of them offered me candy and a ride home…yet.
So, I took on the challenge and I tweeted a little bit more than normal, mostly using the hashtag #MTBoS to see if there were any like-minded middle school math teachers out there. I’ll talk about two experiences–one that led to the other.
I was reading through a conversation happening on #SBGChat on Wednesday evening when I ran across this blog post by Derek Oldfield about standards based grading–something I am really interested in and I’m testing out this year in my class. I retweeted the tweet with the link to the blog to #MTBoS and asked if anyone out there uses SBG in their classes. That led to my second experience on Twitter–I met up with @JustinAion (who blogs here) who directed me to @algebrainiac1 who “rocks the SBG” according to Justin (LOL!) and whom I started following. @JustinAion invited me to join the #MSMathChat on Monday evening and I’m super stoked about that–I don’t quite understand the chat process, but knowing it’s a great PD tool I’m excited to learn more about it.
So, I know I didn’t quite get myself out there into the Twitter world like I could have (I’m quite shy, you know), but I did explore outside my comfort zone a little and I know that first real foray will lead to much, much more!