Saturday, August 1, 2015

#MTBoSBlaugust ... join us!

August 1 ... yikes!  I'm not ready for school :)  

I have 2 weeks to get myself in gear!

To help with this process, I'm going to blog this month ... blaugust!  I jumped into a conversation between Shelli and Pam, discovered they were creating a list of blogging topics.  I got excited!  I hope you'll join us ... we learn so much from one another when we share online!

Check out Shelli's post ... and here is the list duplicated.  Choose a topic and write!

Prompts for the MTBoS Blaugust 2015
  1. What do you hope to get out of Blaugust this year?
  2. Show us your classroom
  3. Top 5 Tips for New Teachers
  4. What are your Back to School Must-Haves?
  5. What would you like to Start doing this school year?  What would you like to Stop doing?  What would you like to Continue doing?
  6. One time in math class... (as a teacher)
  7. One time in math class…(when I was a student…)
  8. Something I read/learned this summer that intrigued me…
  9. Pinned It, Did It and/or Pinned it, Did it, It flopped.
  10. Recipe Swap for Busy Teachers
  11. Something that makes your classroom unique
  12. A  mentor/colleague who impacted your classroom/teaching…
  13. The best teacher I ever had was …. because ...
  14. How do you tame the paper tiger?
  15. Brain breaks for students.
  16. Favorite take 5 for yourself?
  17. Be the Change.. what will you do this year to impact the culture of your school and/or classroom?
  18. Using your school mascot, create an acrostic of character traits you wish to instill in your students
  19. What is your focus/theme/mantra for the year and why?  Create and share a notecard for your desk as a reminder.
  20. What are your go to quotes?
  21. Reblog an old post - reflect how you see/use it now?
  22. What are your favorite formative assessment strategies?
  23. Professional Growth Goal
  24. What are your best organizational tips?
  25. Theme song for the year? like your personal fight song?
  26. What is something in your classroom that you cannot live without?
  27. What’s a positive change you would like to make in your life - could be at school/home/health?
  28. Last time you belly laughed…
  29. List of gratitude.
  30. Describe a typical day (or hour) in your classroom.
  31. What is your biggest classroom pet-peeve?
  32. Link to 3 blog posts that impacted you and share why.
  33. Read 3 posts from blogs you’ve never visited, give a quick take-away from each.
  34. What is your greatest joy in teaching?  What is your greatest fear?
  35. Tell us about you!  Post 20 facts about yourself.
  36. What are your New School Year Goals or Resolutions?
  37. What’s in (and on) your teacher desk?
  38. Interact with a new follower and use FORE from Make It Stick reading, then introduce them in a post?
  39. What’s the 10th song on your device playlist?  What memory does it conjure?
  40. Text 5 people, ask them for 1 word that describes you and reflect.
  41. What’s your “One Good Thing” for today?
  42. What do you do on parent night / open house?  
  43. What’s the toughest challenge you face as a teacher today?
  44. A favorite activity that is fun and leads to learning…
  45. A nostalgic thing/activity in your classroom you wish to modify and improve.

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