MN Math Tweeter of the Month
Mathematics Specialist, St. Francis School District
MCTM Communications Committee
Minnesota Math Teacher Tweeter of the Month
Fifteen years ago, Laura Wagenman (@laura_wagenman) could not have seen herself teaching mathematics to 5th graders. Today, she is MCTM’s first Elementary Math Teacher Tweeter of the Month. After observing for a while she found her comfort zone and enjoys sharing and interacting with like-minded educators.
“My favorite part is the community I feel on Twitter,” Laura says. “While I’ve only met a handful of people face to face, I feel #mtbos support and kindness. Equally as important, Twitter has made me a better math teacher and teacher in general. I am pushed to try new things to help my kids succeed when I see what others are doing. There is no better professional development.” She participates regularly in two twitter chats: #elemMathChat, which is a support for teachers of younger mathematicians and #NCTMpta,which explores the book Principles to Actions from NCTM. She’s excited to attend Twitter Math Camp this summer in Minneapolis and meet more members of the Math Twitter Blogosphere in person. I have thoroughly enjoyed learning from her via Twitter through an elementary teacher perspective. Laura also enjoys a good (or cheesy) math pun, which I think is a sine of a great teacher.
Laura’s Twitter Handle: @laura_wagenman
Laura’s Blog: Believe in the Good