In the fall of 2012, they sent out an "all-call" for math teachers to join in the tweeting and blogging. They published topics, offered to comment, and highlighted our blogging attempts on their own blogs. The response was huge. I participated ... enjoyed the challenge ... and my math blog took on a life of its own. I don't have a huge following ... but I don't write for followers. I write to satisfy a personal need, and more than that to reflect on my teaching. As I write I find strengths to celebrate and areas (many of them) to strengthen!
This year this MTBoS has sent out another "all-call!" Check it out here! Here is a snippet from their introduction:
So we know that this name, mathtwitterblogosphere, is a bit of a mouthful. And even worse, when abbreviated to MTBoS (prounounced: mitt-boss), it sounds like edutechjargonspeech. We despise jargon. So apologies in advance! What the mathtwitterblogosphere is, ultimately, is a gaggle of math teachers who are unnaturally obsessed with teaching math. And over time, they’ve banded together on the interwebs and have unintentionally become a cohesive gaggle of obsessed math teachers who take pride in freely sharing the best math teaching ideas. If you want a sense of who the people are or what these people do, check out this website they created together.
The 8-week challenge begins soon! I invite you to try the challenge, and share your ideas - great or small! It's simple to participate ... just go to this webpage: http://exploremtbos.wordpress.com/ and leave your information in the comments!