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Underrecognized blogs

It’s that time of year again – the Edublog Awards.

I must not get it, because most of those (though not all) can’t stay in my feed reader. Too trite, too off, too not what my experience of teaching is.

On the flip side, here are some that aren’t nominated, but that will stay in my reader even if they go dead and cold, just on the off chance that they may have one last post left in them:

Sam at Continuous Everywhere but Differentiable Nowhere – Infectious love of math, and an earnest quest for self improvement. Not the same level of math that I teach at all, but somehow I end up caring anyway.

Dina at The Line – maybe shouldn’t be here, because she probably has more readers than I do. Still, she knows how to hit them out of the park.

Todd at Thoughts on Teaching – Continuous focus on curriculum, and reflection. We need more like this, and fewer that get all wonky about policy. Plus, he starts his year off with zombies.

Added on edit1: Sarah at Mathological – Sincere and Real. And, she teaches on an Indian reservation. How cool is that?

Note: exclusion from this list doesn’t mean you’re no good. It probably just means that I think you’re already well established…

1 I’d intended to include this originally, but I couldn’t remember the name of it, and a cursory search through my feedreader didn’t help. And then, right after I post this, she commented on one of my other posts. Serendipity always seems to work a couple minutes too slow for me.

{ 5 } Comments

  1. Dina | December 6, 2008 at 10:11 am | Permalink

    AW. Thanks, dude. Made my day.

  2. sam shah | December 6, 2008 at 9:29 pm | Permalink

    Sweetest post ever. Really appreciated. And although now this is going to come across as insincere, it isn’t: your blog is one 5 of so that I actually get truly excited when I see a new post. Your words are going to be thrown back at you: “will stay in my reader even if they go dead and cold, just on the off chance that they may have one last post left in them”

  3. Jason Dyer | December 7, 2008 at 8:48 pm | Permalink

    Ditto Sam on looking forward to your posts.

  4. Sarah | December 14, 2008 at 7:44 pm | Permalink

    Laughs. Thanks. You do realize that the reason I was quick to comment is you (and actually everyone on this list) on my “1A Teacher Blogs” category in my reader. Though it took this post to remind me to update my subscriptions to everyone’s comments. (If I read the blog in the reader then I’m more likely to miss out on the conversations happening—which are the other highlight of many blogs. The trick is trying to remember what conversation is happening where and why.)

  5. Todd | December 18, 2008 at 5:42 pm | Permalink

    This is awesome. I’ve got a big ol’ smile now. I’m absolutely delighted that anyone reads what I have to say, so thank you for the big ups. I always feel torn about awards, like I shouldn’t care but I do. This is a nice reminder that awards aren’t the reason we blog. It’s to get ideas out there and start discussions to improve what we do. And I have certainly had my wonky times, so don’t look too far into the archives if that’s not your thing!