I created this blog following the example of the many math edubloggers I admire. However, not yet being a classroom teacher, I have very little practical knowledge to share, so this blog has mostly been me summarizing and link to other resources. Certainly, I haven’t been getting a sense of connection for writing here, since as of yet no one has commented. (If you read this, please comment, just to say that you are reading. It would make me feel better. Thanks!)
However, despite not being what I naively hoped for, blogging has been good for me for a number of reasons.
- Practice writing. I think I write well, but I do it very slowly. I want to be more comfortable writing, since I will do doubt be called to do it a lot in the future.
- A convenient record of what I’ve been reading, so I can find these resources again later.
- A place to put down my rants so I don’t have to have them bouncing around in side my head taking away my energy.
- Encouragement to clarify my own thoughts and opinions, by putting them in writing.
- Creating this blog got me to create a professional Twitter account, which *has* been good for connecting with people.
- Blogging keeps me engaged with learning about teaching. It keeps me moving forward, hence “optimizing kinetic energy.”
Yeah, blogging is worth it for me, but I need to think of it as something I’m doing for me.