A number of years ago, I had the idea of starting a little program to help those interested in starting a blog do so. And we’ve had some fun variations on a theme in the past few years.
Right now, we’re launching it again … but with an awesome twist!
There are going to be two things going on simultaneously.
Those who are comfortable blogging and tweeting, we’d love for you to sign up to be a mentor for someone just dipping their feet into the online math teacher world! You will be a person that newbies can ask questions to, connect ’em with people and blogs they might find interesting, and be a cheerleader as they get involved.
Those who are new are going to have someone help you out. You will be able to have a trusted person to ask questions to, help you find things that will be interesting to you, and encourage you. And through this, you’ll get to see if the online math teacher community has anything to offer that you want. You’ll get to dip your feet in, with no pressure, and a lot of support!
In December, we’ll pair up mentors and mentees. And during that time, we’ll all work on introducing those new to the online math teacher world to what we have to offer.
In January, we’ll have a 4 week “blogging challenge,” with prompts for both new and experienced bloggers.
If you’re interested in finding out more, or you’re ready to sign up to be a mentor or to get your feet wet checking out the online math teacher world (known as #MTBoS which is the unwieldy acronym for mathtwitterblogosphere), check out the exploremtbos website.
PS. Please spread the word, if you can!