In chapter 1 I focused on the thoughts that the curriculum is taught through the project and it is not a side activity. When reading about the blogs, not one seemed to have a mathematical focus. I need to go back into edutopia.org and browse their library of project ideas.
In my head ideas are flitting around about the kids somehow doing a project on fractions, but I want it to be something that makes sense as a real problem.
This chapter also discusses the isolation of teachers. I find our precious planning time is filled with many other things aside from planning curriculum. I do enjoy collaborating but we don't have time.
I like the idea of sharing and reflecting with other teachers. I think it would be nice if we could watch each other once in a while during our prep periods. It would work well with certain teachers, but harder with those whom I don't have trust in.
I need to try classroom20.ning.com or globalcommunity.ning.com for an online community.