my favorites of 2012...

As I look forward to the adventures of 2013, I want to take a moment to reflect on some favorites from 2012 as determined by my followers. Several other middle school math teachers are posting favorites on their blogs today as well. Be sure to search the #mssunfun hashtag on Twitter!

Favorite Blog Posts:
This blog post hit the most views in 2012. It reminds me that teachers are looking for ideas. Whether they plan to steal shamelessly (which I definitely encourage!) or they plan to spin-off and create something similar but different, our creativity is often inspired by others.
Classroom Bulletin Board Ideas

And this blog post generated the most comments. I'm definitely not in the All-Star blogger category. So comments are few and far between on my sweet little home in blog land...but this summary post generated some replies.
Middle School Math Classroom Tour
It's always nice to know that others appreciate a decorated middle school classroom! :)

Favorite Activity:
My followers have selected these two activities as the most popular in 2012.

Math Centers: Order of Operations Activity Bundle

Inequalities Go Fish Game

I'm honored by my TpT followers and especially appreciate their feedback. I've grown as a teacher by reading about their use of my activities in their classrooms.

Favorite Lesson:
My favorite review lesson is the Find Someone Who cooperative learning structure from Kagan. You can read more details in this "My Students Move to Learn" blog post. Be sure to visit my freebies tab above to download a free 7th grade math measurement review document.

Favorite Professional Development:
I've attended hours upon hours of professional development sessions during 2012. My favorite source of PD is Twitter! I can "attend" educational chats from any location with my iPhone. And better yet...it's FREE! No travel. No registration. And no professional attire required. :) If I was forced to choose just one favorite chat, the #21stedchat facilitated by @Edu_Thompson and @dprindle would be at the top of my list. Join in every Sunday night at 8:00 EST US. This week's topic is "How to Change the Culture of Sharing." Hope to see you there!

This post is included in the Middle School Math Sunday Funday collaboration of posts from middle school math teachers!

Hope your weekend was beyond amazing!
Have a great week...make it count!