I was asked the other day by another professional to share some blog posts that have inspired me. She was curious about starting up her own blog and wanted to read through a few different writers’ works to get some inspiration. To be honest, there are so many great educators posting wonderful blog posts that it is difficult to narrow it down. Here is my attempt at creating a list of some of my favourite blog posts from the past few years. Find one you haven’t read and take a look:

Daphne’s DREAM: Drop Everything and Math

http://tjzager.com/2017/08/18/daphnes-dream-drop-everything-and-math/

What We Presume

https://bstockus.wordpress.com/2017/08/21/what-we-presume/

Accessibility and Mathematics

https://andrewgael.com/2016/02/16/accessibility-mathematics/

My Criteria for Fact-Based Apps

https://tjzager.com/2016/01/05/my-criteria-for-fact-based-apps/

Don’t Put the Cart Before the Horse

http://marilynburnsmathblog.com/wordpress/word-problems-dont-put-the-cart-before-the-horse/

Pseudocontexts Kill

http://blog.mrmeyer.com/2010/pseudocontext-saturdays-introduction/

How Not to Start Math Class in the Fall

https://tjzager.com/2016/09/01/how-not-to-start-math-class-in-the-fall/

How to sabotage your classroom culture in 5 seconds

Moving Beyond CUBES and Keywords

http://davidwees.com/content/moving-beyond-cubes-and-keywords/

A Few Simple Beliefs

https://buildingmathematicians.wordpress.com/2016/06/29/a-few-simple-beliefs

What Does Day 1 Look Like?

Questioning the pattern of our questions

https://buildingmathematicians.wordpress.com/2016/11/03/questioning-the-pattern-of-our-questions

RTI for Adults

https://mathmindsblog.wordpress.com/2016/04/24/rti-for-adults/

The Power of Having More than one Right Answer: Ambiguity in Math Class

Is It Enough for Teachers to have a Growth Mindset?

The Difference Between Instrumental and Relational Understanding

https://davidwees.com/content/difference-between-instrumental-and-relational-understanding/

Down the Rounding Rabbit Hole

http://exit10a.blogspot.ca/2016/12/down-rounding-rabbit-hole.html

Strategies are not Algorithms

http://www.nctm.org/Publications/Teaching-Children-Mathematics/Blog/Strategies-Are-Not-Algorithms/

Making Sense

https://tjzager.com/2014/10/18/making-sense/

Real World v Real Work

http://blog.mrmeyer.com/2014/developing-the-question-real-work-v-real-world/

My Favorite Thing about Math

http://www.elementarymathaddict.com/2016/05/my-favorite-thing-about-math.html

A Brief Ode to Blank Paper

https://tjzager.com/2015/02/25/a-brief-ode-to-blank-paper/

My Beginnings with Cuisenaire Rods

https://mathmindsblog.wordpress.com/2016/11/29/my-beginnings-with-cuisenaire-rods/

Unknown Unknowns

http://exit10a.blogspot.ca/2016/10/unknown-unknowns.html

Inclusive Education Part 6: RtI

http://katienovakudl.com/inclusive-education-part-6-rti/

If you are thinking of creating your own blog, my suggestion is to just start! Write down your thoughts, share something you have done or write about what inspires you… Nothing has to be perfect and polished. Write your piece and hit “**publish**“!