Saturday, August 18, 2012

I'd Like to Thank the Academy...
No I have not been nominated for an Academy Award, but I recently received an email letting me know that I was nominated for the "Most Fascinating Blog of 2012" in the Middle School Teacher category.  I was surprised and very honored to receive the nomination, especially when I saw some of the other blogs that were nominated in my category.  Just to be nominated and recognized for my blogging efforts was quite an unexpected honor.  I started this blog last summer as a way to connect and share ideas with other amazing teachers.  At that time there were tons of elementary level blogs, but very few for middle school math.   I am thrilled that a year later there are many wonderful middle school math blogs and new ones are popping up every day.

Blogging, Pinterest, and Twitter have really made me a better teacher.  I have been inspired, challenged, and motivated by people I have never met IRL.  I know that the inspiration I have received from other teachers has made me a better teacher and challenged me to improve my lesson planning, classroom design, and many other aspects of my teaching.  I also love to read blogs with perspectives in education that are different than mine.  It really stretches me as a professional.  I love to share ideas, activities, and organization tips that I use in my own classroom.

If you are reading this, then I hope in some way I have inspired or helped you.  I love getting comments and emails from other teachers all over the country (and even outside the US).  I started this blog as a way to connect with other teachers and share ideas, but I had no idea of the personal connections and friendships I would form.  That's the best part of blogging IMO.  I would love it if you would take the time to vote for me here if you have a chance.  I am the first blog listed  Thanks for visiting my blog!

1 comment:

  1. I was recently moved to 7th grade Math. Your blog has been an excellent resource for me. I wish I would have found it sooner! Thanks for all your ideas and I look forward to more.


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