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Remember Why!

Yesterday I was reminded why we are all on what it feels like a crazy rat race…

Our Students!

Sometimes it is easy to forget this…with grades due, parents to call, lessons to plan, and all of the other deadlines that we experience day in and day out.  I really appreciated being reminded of that.  We are in the education profession to make a difference in a student’s life.  The person that reminded me was speaking to a group of teachers and he started with “I was going to tell you what a great job you are doing but I have changed my mind.  Instead let’s talk about what your job really is…Your job is to make a difference for students.”   He was so right.  Teachers and educational leaders need to be reminded of this sometimes, especially when everything gets hectic – It is easy to lose sight of what is important and to get caught up in the day-to-day demands.

“Education is the key to unlocking the world, a passport to freedom.” – Oprah Winfrey.  This is the difference that we make every day as teachers and educational leaders.  We are improving the future of our student’s lives by increasing their knowledge and chances for higher education – whether it is college or some type of professional certification.  An education is the best way to insure that our students have a fighting chance at being a successful adult (however they define that).  Horace Mann stated, “Education  then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the  conditions of men, the balance-wheel of the social machinery.

So remember this when you when you wonder why you are working so hard – there is a reason for planning that lesson or taking the time to write the extra feedback beyond trying to get our students to pass that test.  There is a bigger picture – remember that and do what you do best – make a difference.

Educators are a part of a greater plan and make the difference in our student’s lives.


Let’s Explore MTBoS

Ok – so I am very new to the world of blogging.  I have been reading several blogs over the last 2-3 years but I never thought that I had anything to say that was important enough to take the time to blog.  This summer I decided that I need an outlet to write my thoughts so I could think them through and develop them for when I am teaching and working with coaches and teachers.

So I started this blog and have been winging it …and was about to drop it because I am back to the thought that maybe I do not have enough to say to keep up a blog.  Then today I ran across this Exploring the MathTwitterBlogosphere (through Dan Meyer’s Blog – dy/dan <dan@mrmeyer.com>) which promises 8 weeks of fun missions and prompts.  Hmmm…with a title and promise like that who can turn it down.  I think I will try it and see what I will learn.  If you are like me and interested in learning more maybe you should try it too.

Here is the link:  http://exploremtbos.wordpress.com/  – It begins on October 6th

Technology geared for math teachers – this will be a first…looking forward to seeing what it will bring.

Experiments in Learning by Doing

Seeking brightspots and dollups of feedback about learning and growth.

Number Strings

a community for number string design


Ramblings of a HS Math Teacher


Let's discuss how to make math is accessible for all students especially secondary math students.

Overthinking my teaching

The mathematics I encounter in classrooms

Continuous Everywhere but Differentiable Nowhere

I have no idea why I picked this blog name, but there's no turning back now

I Speak Math

Integrating Technology and Mathematics

Math with Bad Drawings

Lover of math. Bad at drawing.

Exploring the MathTwitterBlogosphere

Fun missions & prompts, Always ready! Blogging initiation starts Jan 2017

An "Old Math Dog" Learning New Tricks

An experienced math teacher shares what she's learning.

Mathy McMatherson

Let's discuss how to make math is accessible for all students especially secondary math students.

Granted, and...

thoughts on education by Grant Wiggins

Youcubed at Stanford University

Inspiring Students to Math Success and a Growth Mindset

The Gourmand Mom

Good food, seasoned with a dash of life

Lead Your School

Let's discuss how to make math is accessible for all students especially secondary math students.


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