Hi, friends. Thanks for reading TeachTransform’s very first blog! Although we’ve been in business for more than 7 years, we’ve never done a blog. Why? Because there are so many blogs out there, I didn’t want to clutter the internet-world with more junk. I wanted the blog to be meaningful and helpful to anyone who reads it. This blog will be about teaching and learning mathematics, and a little bit about TeachTransform’s instructional resources.

Disclaimer: Today, I saw someone on Facebook say they were going to do a month of thankfulness. I thought, “I can do that!” Then I thought, “I can’t do anything every day for a month. Besides, that’s kind of touchy-feely.” But I am feeling thankful this morning and, so I’m starting this blog with thankfulness. But not too much touchy-feely stuff.

First, I’m thankful for everyone who works in a school district. You guys are resilient, conscientious, courageous, flexible people.

Next, I’m thankful for the two crazy people I work with. You make me laugh and you get stuff done. I like that.

Finally, I’m thankful for the people I’ve worked with doing the school thing, from my cooperating teacher during student teaching, to my first-year mentor, to the teachers who said, “You can’t do that!” (but I did anyway), to the visionaries and the ones who make the vision happen. All these years later, I love school. I love curriculum. I love teachers. I love students. I love math.

Take a second and think of something you’re thankful for. It’s a good way to start the day.