I have considered writing a blog for a long time. Initially my motivations were self-serving, I wanted to have a place to record my thoughts and track my development as a teacher. For awhile I tried to go the old fashioned route and promised myself I would write in a journal at the end of each day. There was no accountability and I felt awkward stashing a journal in my teacher’s desk and by the time I got home I wanted some distance from my school day.
Then during my summer at PCMI I realized what a great tool blogs were for connecting with other math educators. My Google Reader is filled with different teacher blogs, so I figured I might as well throw my hat in the ring.