Math = Love: #Teach180

Saturday, August 15, 2015

#Teach180

Okay.  For years, I've followed along with some amazing 180 blogs.  The idea is to blog a picture from every single school day with a short caption.  (Unless, of course, you're Justin Aion...)  These aren't full blown blog posts.  They're just photos with descriptions.

I have enough of a hard time trying to keep up with blogging once school starts without trying to remember to blog every single day.  Last year, my blogging dropped off dramatically.  But, I imagine that probably had something to do with starting my master's degree and dating someone in Australia...  This year, I'm finishing that master's degree and marrying that someone, but I'm determined to stay plugged into the #MTBoS more.  I know I'm a better teacher when I'm actively reflecting on what I do in my classroom within a supportive community.



I'm not starting a 180 blog, though.  I admire those of you who manage that, but I need to make things as easy as possible on me.  So, instead of 180 mini blog posts, I'm committing to 180 tweets.  Every single day, I will take a picture of something that happened in my classroom and tweet about it with the hash tag #teach180.  I may not be able to manage a blog post every day, but I can manage 140 characters minus the number of characters the hashtag and picture takes up.  :)

And, thanks to Shireen and Meg for inspiring the hashtag!

And, I hope that my pictures spark questions and conversations from tweeps and eventually end up in a blog post, too.  That blog post just might comes months later, though.  

So, anyone want to join me???

[Side note.  My school year isn't actually 180 days long.  We have 5 professional days, 163 days with students, and 2 days of parent/teacher conferences.  Oh well...]


26 comments:

  1. Now that I can manage! I'm joining you!

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  2. I'm considering something similar with Instagram. Maybe I can link it to twitter as well.

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    1. I think you can write an IFTTT to take your instagram posts and put them on twitter.

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  3. I'm in too. Our school year is 180 student days but we started 2 weeks ago so I will have a little less too.

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  4. Count me in. I will also try to blog more this year, but a tweet a day is very manageable.

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  5. I'm in!! We don't start until Sept. 8th, so hopefully I won't forget to start! :)

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  6. Hi Sarah, congratulations on your dating and future wedding. Thanks for all the inspiration. We've been at school two weeks now. I would love to join the 180days (minus 10). I'll start with my room.

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  7. I'll be there. I take so many pictures, it will be nice to have a place to put one. We do have 180 kid days - starting August 24.

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  8. This is a great idea! I hope I remember since we don't start until September 2.

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  9. Yes I can do this! I was a faithful new blogger all summer but imagine it will drop off some in the school year (although now I want to post all my precaculus interactive notebook materials...). I'm really enjoying the quick short & sweet nature of twitter. Never used it for math teaching purposes until just this month. Our school year is 180 days with students and then all those other days on top of it. We start (with students) Wednesday 8/26. Thanks again Sarah for all your help and inspiration this summer!

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    1. Your summer blog posts have been AMAZING!

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  10. I'm in! I can't wait to see what you and others post.

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  11. I wish I had known about this when I was still in the classroom! Or even at the beginning of the year. I could post my PD that I deliver to my math teachers I guess. I'm totally following what everyone's posting though!

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