Welcome! It has been a long time since I blogged. A very long time! I had kids, and then I left the classroom for a few years, and then when I came back it took me practically a whole year to get back to where I was. Now that I’m starting my second year back in the classroom I am starting to feel like I know what I’m doing, again. I have gotten back on twitter and man has the twitter community blown up while I was gone. There’s so much great stuff happening there. Sometimes I find myself frustrated by the 140 character limit, though, and sometimes I want to be able to get my own thoughts out there as more of a monologue than a dialogue. I also want to invest more in reflecting on my lessons and choices in the classroom, as well as recording more systematically what I did and how it went for future use.
So that’s what brings me back to blogging 🙂 My goal is to blog about once a week, but I’m sure it will sometimes be more and sometimes be less. A week, to me, is a good length of time to both have seen how things develop and sink in with students, without having so much to say that I forget things or feel overwhelmed.
I’m teaching Computer Science and Statistics this year, so that will be a lot of what I blog about. I’m also presenting some workshops in October about math in the media and visual mathematics in the high school classroom, so I expect those topics will also come up! Probably a fair amount of general education interest will work it’s way in, too.