Why Joe Schwartz Blogs

Joe Schwartz:

I’ve been teaching for over 25 years and this is the best way to document what it is that happens in classrooms. A friend looked at my blog and then said to me, “Now I get what it is you really do.” Of course we can never actually capture all the moments, both large, small and in between, but I think all of our blogs together can do that. And in the climate we find ourselves in today I think that is very important.

Joe’s blog is one of my favorite recent subscriptions. You should subscribe.

It’s really hard to find dedicated elementary math teacher bloggers for a lot of really good reasons. In particular, they generally teach everything so why would they specialize their blogging. All of this makes Joe’s blog invaluable.

Two good starters:

I'm Dan and this is my blog. I'm a former high school math teacher and current head of teaching at Desmos. He / him. More here.


  1. Reading Joe’s blog makes me want to start a second career teaching math to elementary students instead of high school students. :)

  2. I kind of love Joe’s blog. I’m sharing it in presentations as a great model of how to think more expansively about mathematics teaching and learning in elementary school. Imagine how much fun math will be for the middle and high school teachers of his students. Thanks for spreading the elementary goodness!