Saturday, January 31, 2009

The Best of I Want to Teach Forever: January 2009

I've been making a lot of little changes to the site recently. I hope you find the new color scheme easier to read than the original version, and that you can find what you need easily on the sidebar.

In December I made it my goal to start trying to post at least once per day, and I've been very successful so far. That also means there's a lot you may have missed if you're not checking in frequently.

So now you can expect "best of" posts at the end of the month as a way to catch up quickly. First, my 5 best posts this month:
  1. 52 Teachers, 52 Lessons Project (1/5) The first few weeks of this community writing project have already exceeded my expectations. I can't wait to see what the other 49 teachers will contribute! You can use the 52 teachers 52 lessons tag to conveniently get all of the entries in one place.
  2. New Spring Semester Student Survey (1/6)
  3. Linear Equations Formula Book (1/12)
  4. 3 Ways to Use Microcredit to Invest Your Students (1/20)
  5. Project Idea: Transformations of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions (1/28)
I share a lot of links to the best resources I find as well. Here's my 5 favorites of the month:
  1. Three Free Tools for Creating, Editing and Reading PDFs (1/3)
  2. Psychology Today Talks Social Networking Issues (1/9)
  3. Detroit, Boston and the Great Single-Sex School Debate (1/18)
  4. Stress Relief: Better Living Through Tetris (1/22) Talk about taking your own advice: Now that I've found this, I can't stop playing it. What does that say about how traumatized I am after school each day?
  5. 15 Engaging High School Math Activities (1/25)
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Today is also the one year anniversary of the publishing of my book, Ten Cheap Lessons: Easy, Engaging Ideas for the Secondary Classroom!! You can find it at as well as other fine retailers.

Thank you for reading and your contributions! The fact that I can contribute something to this profession that has given me so much is so fulfilling.