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Thursday, May 10, 2012

And Furthermore

Dan said:
I’m surprised by how many people have found me and I’m glad people find my ideas meaningful. I guess I’m just amazed at how easy it’s been to have a voice in the semi-anonymity of the internet.
Other Dan said:
If you're just getting into teaching, there are plenty of worse ways to invest your time than in blogging, tweeting, and building your own faculty lounge.
Kate says:
If you are in a room full of math ed bloggers and you don't remember someone's name, try "Dan." 
And also, I want to share this: I received an unsolicited email from a department head this week that read in part
"...if/when you get the urge to move, the math department in _____ would love to talk to you. We always need great people with a passion for improving their craft (and especially doing so in such a public fashion.)" 
So, you know. For the past long while it seemed like admins and hiring-decision types paid no mind to my blogging. But that's changing. People are paying attention, and more importantly, it's people who value the same things we do: continuous learning, reflective practice, learning out loud. I was asked about specific posts on f(t) in the interview for my new job, which not only helped them get to know me, but heightened my opinion of them and their school as a promising place to work.


  1. It didn't occur to me until last weekend how many math ed bloggers are out there...and I must say it has re-energized me WAYYY more than I ever could have imagined.

    Thanks for being part of it!

  2. ı wanna follow your blog but i couldnt fnd the link which i can click on to follow u.:( ı am also maths teacher.

  3. Hi, Girl of Wind, Do you mean follow like on Blogger? I am not sure how that works, I've never used that feature. You can use the buttons at the right to subscribe in an RSS reader or by email.

  4. That's great to hear! I went to a job interview about a year ago, and of course I had sent my cv in advance, which included info about my blog, not just the url, but the purpose, etc. I expected to arrive at the interview and for them to already know a lot about me, my style, my materials, my personality, etc but to my huge disappointment, they hadn't even looked at it. I immediately thought, right, no way I'm working here. Not only had they blown the opportunity to get to know me, but they sure showed me who they were!

  5. That's happened to me, too. It mostly made me think they didn't know what a blog was. Which didn't make me think highly of their operation.


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