While Brett was out working hard the past two months, I decided to start a new project: a math education blog. I've been very inspired by some of the math ed blogs out there in the blogosphere (most of them by ridiculously talented high school math teachers), that I thought I'd jump on the bandwagon and create one myself.
Originally, I wanted a place to write down my thoughts and create a sort of online portfolio of my "guerrilla professional development," as one blogger calls it.
But, it's turned out to be one of the best things I could have done for my career. As I told one of my dear friends from grad school (who was kind enough to check out the blog about one week into the project):
Now when I prepare for a lesson, I ask myself, "Is this something I could write about that could potentially be beneficial to others?" And if it's not, then why in the world am I teaching it that way? It's given me a whole new passion to come up with creative ways to teach. And it helps me continue to enjoy a subject I've now taught nine times.
Also, I've discovered in the past few years that I really like to write. (Why on earth do we grow up being told that we have to choose: math or English? Was that just my teachers? Or yours too?) So, this is a place for me to get to write about something I love dearly--teaching math.
If you're brave enough, go ahead and check out the blog, Epsilon-Delta. For my teacher friends (and non-teacher friends!), send me your thoughts when you get a few moments. Use anything you'd like and pass it on if you feel like it.