Here we go again…..

Well, I started a blog last year, wrote about two posts and then stopped. Yes, felt intimidated by all the amazing math bloggers out there. But here I am again. And I’ve just decided that I am not going to worry. I’m just going to write. Because I want to reflect on my practice and I also want to share all the ideas that I have learned from other bloggers.

I didn’t really leave….I have been actively spying. I love the MathTwitterBlogosphere because it is my professional development. I remain a fervent follower because like the Big Marker tagline says, I don’t want my class to “suck the energy from students”.

I have learned (and stolen) a lot of ideas and lessons. I remember reading a post that suggested the book Steal Like An Artist by Austin Kleon. steal like an artist I haven’t read this book yet, but it’s on my list.

In addition to my goal of keeping this blog going this time, I do solemnly swear to comment more on blogger’s posts and give thanks. For right now I’d just like to say thanks to Julie Reulbach for all your posts and wiki ideas, Fawn Nguyen for everything especially ideas on problem-solving, Sarah Rubin for all your ideas for Interactive Notebooks, Dan Meyer for the 3-Act Tasks and Sarah Hagan for her great ideas and lessons.

The TWBOS is so amazing because it is where I first learned about SBG. Because of the multitudes of posts that I read, including Sam Shah, Shawn Cornally and the book Formative Assessment and Standards-Based Grading: Classroom Strategies that Work by Robert J. Marzano, I have changed my grading completely. WOW. Yes the BTOS is life changing. Okay so that’s it for now….that’s what I’ve learned from the MTBOS and I’m hoping to keep it going…