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December Remainders

Happy New Year. This ThinkUp outfit told me which of my tweets were “biggest” in each of the months of 2014. Twelve “big” tweets, in other words.

Here were my new blog subscriptions in December 2014, some of which might interest you.

What did you fill your head with in December?

November Remainders

Hi again. It was a busy November. I spoke at the three NCTM regional conferences, keynoting two of them. That plus the Thanksgiving holiday, some family fun, some preschool volunteer work, and some forward progress on my dissertation has left blogging somewhere around eleventh place on the to-do list.

All of that makes your blogging more useful to me than ever. Please keep posting your interesting classroom anecdotes.

Here are all the blogs I subscribed to during November 2014:

October Remainders

Awesome Internetting from the last month.

New Blog Subscriptions

  • I met Nicholas Patey at a workshop in San Bernardino. He wrote up a summary of some of our work that made him seem like a solid addition to my network.
  • I added Amy Roediger to my blogroll (my short list of must-reads) because more than most bloggers I read she has an intuitive sense of how to create a cognitive conflict in a class. (See: two sets of ten pennies that weigh different amounts. WHAT?!)
  • I subscribed to Dani Quinn. My subscription list skews heavily towards North American males and she helps shake me out of both bubbles. She also wrote a post about her motivations for teaching math I found resonant.
  • In her most recent post, Leslie Myint wrote, “Apathy is the cancer of today’s classroom.” Subscribed.

New Twitter Follows

  • I met Chris Duran in Palm Springs. Liked his vibe.
  • Leah Temes plunked herself down at my empty breakfast table in Portland last month and started saying interesting things. Then she told me I should follow her on Twitter with the promise of more interesting things there. With only two tweets in the last week, though, I’m getting antsy.
  • I subscribed to Peg Cagle because she understands the concerns of Internet-enabled math teachers and she also understand the politics that concern the NCTM board of directors.

Press Clippings

  • I was interviewed for the New York Daily News about PhotoMath, which at one point in Fall 2014 was going to be the end of math teaching.
  • An interview with some kind of education-related Spanish-language blog.


September Remainders

Awesome Internetting from the last month.

New Blog Subscriptions

  • Tracy Zager has been one of my favorite math voices on Twitter this school year and she’s now blogging. She’s also recently announced a fight with breast cancer and has requested that we “Please help me remember that I have thinking and ideas to share, and am involved in a world bigger than this right now.”
  • Annie Fetter’s work at the Math Forum has always been impressive and it’s a total oversight I hadn’t realized she writes a blog until now.
  • Tim McCaffrey and I share a lot of the same enthusiasms. He helps districts run lesson studies around three-act tasks and just started blogging about it.
  • Matt Bury had positively invaluable commentary during last month’s adaptive learning discussions.
  • Dan Burf, a/k/a Quadrant Dan, is a new teacher who has been using my old, old lessons, which is kind of fun to watch.
  • Amy Roediger, whose writing on Classkick was extremely useful.
  • Julie Wright is full of promise.
  • Just Mathness is full of promise.

New Twitter Follows

Multimedia Math

I make an open offer to my workshop participants to help them with their video editing. A couple of newcomers to multimedia modeling came up with these two tasks:

Great Tweets

Max Goldstein:

Proofs are social documents not compiled code.

Press Clippings

  • The Ontario Ministry of Education filmed an interview series with me and other math education-types in Toronto.
  • An interview with a teen writer from The Santa Fe New Mexican.
  • An interview with AFEMO, a Francophone group of math educators.