Thursday, March 6, 2014

Exponential Growth

You could study exponential growth by tracking the pageviews my blog has received since this happened. I suppose it's like what happens when Oprah picks your book for the next book club.  Dan was the reason I started to blog in the first place, and from there it was on to Fawn, Michael, Andrew, Christopher, and many others.  Thank you all for your inspiration.
  Dan is right about elementary school teachers.  I taught everything: reading, math, social studies, science, health, the whole megillah for over 20 years, in both second and third grade.  Now it's just math; helping struggling students, and helping teachers by supporting instruction and doing the kinds of things they don't always have the time and energy to do, like blog and find cool things to do in their classrooms on other people's blogs.  They work really hard, and I am proud to call them colleagues and friends.  Many have allowed me to turn their math classrooms into experimental laboratories, and I am grateful.  Sometimes things blow up, but when they don't it's a reminder of why we do what we do.
   Thank you all.  And in the words of #10...keep postin' and toastin'!

Clyde Abides.


  1. Love this- "Sometimes things blow up"! Yes, they do, and you never know what might be discovered in the fallout. So glad folks are finding your goodness. Very inspiring and very useful stuff you are sharing! Thank you for taking the time to do so.

  2. Thanks for your encouragement! It's been fun collaborating with you. So true that some of the most amazing insights arise from the ashes of lessons and activities that don't turn out the way we planned.