My 7th grade students working on a lab investigation
Thursday, May 24, 2012
I'm doing this because it's good for me. Starting a blog, that is. I know that it's supposed to help me process my thinking, collaborate with other educators, and model the "always learning" mindset that I hope to instill in my students. Still, it's something that I've resisted for a really long time for the obvious reasons: fear of judgement, worry about giving up even more of my precious, precious free time, but most importantly, because I know that it won't be perfect. And if it's not going to be perfect, that's just worse than not writing one at all, right? I stopped writing poetry in high school because the one person I showed it to didn't think it was very good. So this is definitely an astronomic leap outside of my comfort zone, but one that I hope will pay off. I have been a Math teacher for 8 years, and for most of that time, have done all of my processing and planning inside my head. For the first time, I plan to open the door to my classroom and think out loud. Please feel free to talk back, whether through comments or by emailing me.