Archive for March, 2014

Introduction

Who am I?

I’m a high school math teacher named Amanda.  Last name to follow as soon as I decide whether or not to take my fiance’s.

I have 92 days to figure that out.

Why am I starting this blog?

I want to quit spamming my facebook friends with ed-related material.  I want to be able to easily round up things I encounter online and share my opinion.  I want to talk about books I’ve read and neat things that I’ve discovered.  I want to be able to occasionally share mathy things that are beyond the scope of my 53-minute lessons.

…because the internet is a seriously cool place and I want to keep a record of all of the resources I find.

I eventually want to add links to course materials for my students, so that they can easily catch up when they miss a day.  Right now, I’m only twenty-something, but I feel like keeping well-connected is the first step in staying young and hip.

What am I going to talk about?

Books!  I’m currently reading The Smartest Kids in the World by Amanda Ripley.

Grad School! (If I get in…)

…and all of the other strange things I learn from teenagers on a daily basis.