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TMC17

I was so excited to go to TMC17 (Twitter Math Camp).  I planned the trip so that I could spend a day in Washington DC and drive the Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park. Both were well worth the time spent. Then on the last leg, from North Carolina to Atlanta, I got sick.  As in, I can’t eat and my eyeballs hurt and I have zero energy.

Somehow, I dragged myself to school, but my brain wasn’t working and, OMG, all my sessions were on the THIRD FLOOR.  I’m sure I looked like a zombie, an antisocial, no appetite zombie.  Anyway, I sure wished I was dead.

But, somehow, TMC was still awesome. People gave me space, but they also talked to me when I was that coherent. The energy level of all those math geeks involved in learning and connecting with each other was somehow sustaining even though I was in no state to participate.

When I finally started to recover on the drive home, I realized that TMC had given something to me in spite of my illness induced brain fog.  And I started thinking about goals.

Goal #1 More student, less me.

Goal #2 Share the wealth of TMC and #mtbos/#iteachmath, especially with elementary teachers, who were a minority at TMC17

Now that I have goals, I need to make them specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and timely.

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