Monday, February 21, 2011

Hello World!

Well, if I'm going to Tweet, I've decided I might as well jump in with both feet and blog as well! After watching with fascination the events in Tunisia and Egypt during the past couple of weeks, I have new understanding of the power of social media, Twitter in particular.

Two weeks ago, I attended the Conversations Among Colleagues/Math in Action conference at Grand Valley State University, as both a presenter and attendee.  I was a bit late for the Keynote speaker, and didn't realize there had been a change in the schedule.  That change turned out to be serendipitous for me. Dr. Zalman Usiskin, from the University of Chicago was talking about the new Common Core State Standards as they relate to mathematics.  His talk motivated me to begin taking a more active role in speaking out about issues in education.  As I contemplated just how to do this, Tunisia and Egypt came to mind.  I decided to turn to Twitter as a way to connect with others in education and have a voice myself.

Since beginning to tweet, I have been able to link to a wide variety of blogs that have inspired me to begin my own.  I hope to blog at least once a week about a variety of education issues, and at the very least, this blog will help to make my thinking visible and serve as a record of my journey.