- For their overwhelming enthusiasm, extreme generosity of ideas and resources, and high quality of mathematics education, I like Dan Myer (dy/dan) and Kate Nowak (f(t)). Both blogs are friendly, helpful, and FULL of endless discussions about best practices for teaching math.
- I also like Sam Shah (Continuous Everywhere but Differentiable Nowhere), Vi Hart (Vi Hart - Blog), and Christopher Danielson (Overthinking My Teaching) mostly because they remind me of the colleagues I've had who are wonderfully smarter than me - with all the quirkiness that comes with overactive synapses.
- Richard Byrne (Free Technology for Teachers) introduces me to something new every single day. I love/hate him for that!
These blogs pretty much satisfy my need for young, enthusiastic, creative, and innovative voices in the math education blogosphere. I'm sure there are more great ones out there, and of course I'd love to hear about them, but these have made me happy so far.
But there is another type of voice that I continue to search for - the voices of experienced, wise, veterans. I wouldn't mind reading a few more blogs in this category, but I currently recommend:
- John Benson (along with a young colleage, PJ Karafiol) who writes Angels of Reflection which is filled with tough lessons and ideas with teeth - all backed with demonstrated success and not theoretical success. This is immensely appealing to me.
- Vicky Rauch (aka Scipi @ Go Figue!) who writes from the sobering perspective of a veteran teacher in the midst of products from a failed secondary mathematics education. Her wisdom in the context of community college mathaphobes makes me consider the cost of too much innovation in math education.