Outside of Twitter, Paula is blogging about her journey through her blog. If you want real, authentic reflection about what goes on in an upper level mathematics classroom, you need to check it out. You see, most of what we see online are cool lesson plans and great results that teachers are proud to share with the world. It isn't often that you get someone to open up to the world (well, the twitters and blogospheres, anyways) and share the mess. Paula is. We can't always walk home singing "Today was a good day".
One of the days that I was at her site, I stopped in to check things out. Even if you're going to disregard the fact that she requested 270 degrees of whiteboards in her room, her setup is crazy cool. Anyways, I walked in and OH THE HORROR! Kids were out of their seat, not doing their work, staring at... one of their classmate's explanation of a problem as Mrs. Torres piqued curiosity and facilitated a discussion about what was going on. It was a fun opportunity to walk into.
Happy Fishing (and sharing)
Feel free to tell me about someone who you know is blogging about their journey with mathematics, education, or technology. I'm interested in getting smarter, so thank you in advance.