Feelings and Whiteness

There’s a great chance I’m doing this wrong. Let me know in the comments.   Since I was young, I’ve been hit harder by feelings than most of my peers. Whenever schoolyard talk got heated, I’d burst into tears and be unable to complete a...

How I MTBoS [Part 3]

Part 1 here and Part 2 here. Lane Walker tweeted earlier this week. As in any group freely organized, #MTBoS is defined by those within it. #iteachmath https://t.co/O8qXq1F4fY — Lane Walker (@LaneWalker2) August 3, 2017 She’s not the first to posit that the...

I belong. You do, too. [Part 2]

Part 1 here. The last day of Twitter Math Camp (yes, that’s a real thing), I sat next to Ellen, who had just finished her first year of teaching. We watched [keynote speaker] Carl Oliver show data about how the Math Twitter Blogosphere (#MTBoS) has grown and...

What is a Mitt Boss? [Part 1]

  It’s exciting (and a little weird) to subscribe to a group with no membership dues. To say, “I’m a part of this group that has no mission statement and no list of members and no president,” is to place on one’s chest a badge written in another language, and be...

Greener Grass

What gets measured… gets noticed. Told to me by the first administrator I had who was data-crazy, and she was mostly correct, with one tweak: What gets affirmed… gets encouraged You want more high-fives? Start giving high-fives. You want students talking?...