Recently, at #Cue16, I saw this on a grander scale. I experienced being better together with passionate, talented, and generous educators. In short, I found my tribe.
Another example of getting better together came from an amazing educator, Steve Wyborney. I am an avid fan of his work and his blog, which lead to something amazing, his work got me very curious.
Diving in, I was inspired to create this synthesis derivative of his work, combined with another math education hero, and a super amazing guy, Andrew Stadel. I had the pleasure of attending Andrew and JR's (JR is another education hero of mine) riveting discussion on Desmos Activity Builder at Cue16.
All that to say, see the #hyperdoc I made to make sense of their wisdom. Throw in a piece by Dan Meyer and Max Ray, and you may begin to see why I'm posting this now.
Moving on, both Andrew and Steve have been very helpful in enabling me to think through these pieces. So I am planning on taking their creations, to the classrooms, with two second grade rooms lined up. We'll be doing a 30 minute (or less) discussion of noticing and building math sense through the students' discoveries.
Pictures of student work and many more discussions to follow on later posts. All this to say, we grow, we learn, we inspire, and we get better together. I hope that the profoundness of this statement never ceases to amaze that young man I was, and the old man I've become.
Your turn: How are you getting better together?