Hello everyone! This is my first blog and first blog post ever. Let me introduce myself. My name is Jon Sturtevant. I am a high school math teacher teaching at Granada Hills Charter High School in the Los Angeles, CA. I am very excited to start this blog. I am a fourth year teacher and I am also part of Math for America Los Angeles as a teaching fellow (probably applying to be a master teacher this year). I want to start blogging for a number of reasons:
#1 To start sifting through my thoughts and have a meaningful way of reflecting. I constantly reinvent myself and try new things. I need to start documenting them/actually reflecting so I can start to improve in a more systematic and strategic way.
#2 To help share/archive some of the things I do/try throughout the year. The good, the bad, and the ugly.
#3 To start interacting with the global community of math teachers. I have been a lurker in the Math Twitter Blogosphere for a long time but I feel like it is finally time to contribute/start a conversation. #mtbos
#4 I want to be the best teacher I can be. That will only happen with constant collaboration, and trying new things. I work with a few great teachers at my school (our math department has 27 teachers!) and they help me everyday. I can only imagine what a global community of teachers like them could do.
I am very excited to be here and hope I can keep up and blog a little bit this year and see how it goes. Here goes nothing!