But... before I go, this tweet from @pamjwilson keeps floating in my head:
A few nights ago, Pam and I were visiting about her classroom. I've never taught in a school where teachers were allowed to paint their classrooms, so Pam showed me her room with its buttery yellow wall color. During that discussion, we moved to the wall/display space in her room, which lead to the above tweet.
In my classroom, I have a bulletin board that remained empty all year long. You can see it below:
Here are my issues with this board...
- I only have one available bulletin board, but last year I taught 3 preps, so I didn't want to do an emphasis on one prep and leave the others out. This year, I only have 1 prep for the first semester, so it can be something statistically related.
- I need something sustainable. If I have to change it out weekly, it won't happen unless I have the entire year already mapped out where my aide can change it. I have too many irons in the fire and know that I won't keep up with it.
- To steal Pam's words, I want to "utilize it to impact learning".
I am on a personal challenge to blog every day in July, just to see if I can do it. I would love to have you join me! If you are worried that you've missed a few days, please don't stress.. just jump on in! Maybe a month is too much, that's okay, try it for a week, or every other day, or once a week.. whatever works for you!
Don't forget to visit the other July bloggers and show them some love!
The bloggers (so far)
Robin at Flip! Learn! Share
Bridget at Reflections in the Plane
Teresa at GeometryWiz
Sherrie at Middle School Math Rules!
Brooke at Sined, Sealed, Calculated
John at Functions are Fun
Jedidiah at Math Butler
Pam at the radical rational
Roxy at Rockstar Math Teacher
Paul at TeacherPaulP
Tina at Palmer's Ponderings
Cindy at School Stuff
Robyn at Making Math Visible
Shelley at Making Math Visual
Add your blog in the comments if you would like to join in! :)