There are a number of things on the calendar this week, including some exciting things, some programming for school that involves a lot of sitting in front of a computer, and apparently a burgeoning sore throat (ugh).
What I’m Teaching This Week
This week I am going to try to wrap up talking about the measures of center and start talking about the measures of spread. We talked about the IQR and outliers on the day before spring break, but I think I will need to review that since attendance was horrible on that day. I also want to talk about Standard Deviation, but I want to figure out how to get them to tell me what the formula should be. I’ll let you know how that goes.
What I’m Blogging This Week
One thing that I’m doing on the internet is giving a talk at the GLOBAL MATH DEPARTMENT!!! This talk, entitled “Teaching the Mathematical Practices Through Non-Routine Problems” is going to be the exact same 30 minute talk that I gave at NCTM a few weeks ago, with some time built in for doing some math. I’m pretty excited about it.
Hopefully I will be able to continue blogging about the #Shadowcon16 Calls To Action. So far I have talked about Robert Kaplinsky and Gail Burrill, which means that Kaneka Turner and Graham Fletcher would be the next two if I’m going in the order of the event, but I might also change it up and go with Rochelle Gutierrez or Brian Bushart, we’ll see what happens.
What I’m Thinking This Week
Yesterday one of the paraprofessionals at the school asked “what happened to you? You’re not happy anymore, where’s your smile?” I couldn’t really defend my self. It feels like I’m behind on a whole bunch of things at school, and I guess that takes it’s toll on your mood. As a person with a mood disorder, I am very aware of where I’m at, and it has been noticeably down since coming back from break. Sometimes your mood can be operating outside of the external or internal reality and not necessarily tied to that TPS report you need to file, or that thing that kid said. My first response is always to assume that it is on it’s way back around and to just have to ride it out. I get the feeling that in late June I will certainly be happier, so I’ll grind through for the next few weeks while looking for little moments to celebrate.