Keys to playing the publishing game.

Today I sat down to write and found myself sketching out ideas for how the ground the revision of a paper. I found myself then re-reading an article on publishing by 3 amazing women in #mathed that further inspired my learning Here is what I am learning about playing the publishing game… Contribution. You have somethingContinue reading “Keys to playing the publishing game.”

Fullness.

With a greater sense of awareness, I am learning to feel full. Fullness to me means completeness, happiness, and success. Success in this case is not measured by worldly accomplishments, gold stars, or publications, but rather by doing what I love. Doing what I love has taken great time, attention, and awareness to cultivate. It takes dedication,Continue reading “Fullness.”

Notice, in silence. 

I sit in silence to notice the conversations. Who is swimming. Who is at the beach. How well they are doing. How much improvement and growth is evident.  I stand in silence to notice sensations and actions. My body is aching for movement and stretch. I lunge and twist and arch my back. My handsContinue reading “Notice, in silence. “

Share your passion.

If you know me, or have met me, you likely know that I wear my emotions on my sleeve. I’ve recently been told that my 4 year old son does the same, for which I am proud. Being in tune to your emotions and feelings should be celebrated regardless of age, gender, status, etc. ThisContinue reading “Share your passion.”

Just do you.

You will have moments of clarity, and moments of doubt. The important thing to remember is that you are uniquely you. No one else can express how you do. No one else sees the world as you do. Be confident in the truth that you are important. Your ideas have merit and are worth sharing.Continue reading “Just do you.”

What I do.

In my professional role as a mathematics education researcher, I write, I analyze, I discuss, I critique, I synthesize, I read, I ponder. I seek to change the world with my ideas. My work as a researcher is centered on my quest to better understand students’ meaningful learning of mathematics. This guiding motivation is atContinue reading “What I do.”

Writing is a roller coaster.

When talking with others about my writing lately, I spoke of this great clarity that I now had in how to re-structure the results of a manuscript I’m writing. Two days later, I’m back in the murkiness and ups and downs, back-and-forth, writing, re-writing, revising, and re-revising… The lesson to be learned here is toContinue reading “Writing is a roller coaster.”

Conquer the Fear

Conquer the fear of being rejected. Conquer the fear of not being well-received. Take writing as an opportunity to embrace the world. Take this opportunity to teach the world. I use the opportunity to write as a way to tell my unique perspective and story about the experiences that I co-construct through scholarly inquiry. I embrace the practiceContinue reading “Conquer the Fear”

Why we write.

I re-read a quote in my journal this morning that inspired me. We write to experience life twice. Once in the moment, and once retrospectively. I remind myself that it is more important to engage in the process of writing, without worrying about the products of that writing, than not to write at all. IContinue reading “Why we write.”