I’ve finally started a blog! Last year I was fortunate enough to get a job (my first) at a school in upstate NY where Dan Anderson worked. Before long I was on Twitter (@TweetlessTim15) following many wonderful math teachers who had the same interests as me. Prior to this, I had no idea this sort of community existed. For the most part I have lurked in the shadows. During my first year of teaching I checked Twitter every single day and I have stolen many great ideas and resources from just about anyone (Thank you!) from the MTOBS community. I keep up on your blogs without you even knowing it!
At the beginning of last year I was tempted to start a blog when Sam Shah started the Math Blogging Initiation. I felt I wasn’t quite ready to take the jump. Throughout the year Dan kept telling me I should start a blog but as you know, the first year of teaching was busy. Wonderful, but busy. This summer I knew I finally wanted to take the jump. It took me to the last two weeks of summer to start a blog, but hey I am starting one!
I am looking forward to a public place where I can reflect on my teaching and get feedback from others. A quick note about the blog name: Throughout the summer I was trying to come up with a creative name. I was coming up blank. On a road trip, I happened to see an RV with the words “The journey is more important than the destination” on the side. I immediately thought of how this related to teaching. Teaching is a journey. It is a challenging, exciting, and fun journey where you learn new things around every corner. I have only taught one year and I have already seen this. I admit, the name is kind of corny but I needed to come up with something before the school year started.
More to come during this upcoming year!