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 http://7thgrademathteacherextraordinaire.blogspot.com/. Thanks for visiting my blog!