The Morning X is a morning show on the alternative rock station in Austin, TX. Jason and Deb are like friends to me. I have been listening since 2009. In the car, while I do yard work, wherever I am, they talk me through.
Brandon Sanderson is my favorite author. I frequently listen to audiobooks because I travel quite a bit, and the Graphic Audio series is easily my favorite. Rather than being a simple reading of the story, Graphic Audio makes the text come alive by adding sound effects and different actors for each character. It is my new favorite way to "read", and I hope to be able to use something like this in my classroom as well.
This podcast feels like a panel of the greatest educators giving their advice directly to me. I love hearing tips and tricks from some of the most innovative and successful teachers in the game. I can truly say that this podcast is both entertaining and educational.
Allie Brosh does an amazing job of creating a draw-blog that is insightful and relatable. Even though it hasn't been updated since 2013, Hyperbole and a Half remains a go-to place for me on the internet. Both the blog and her book are comforting sources of inspiration when I need it.
I absolutely love gardening, and lately I have taken to growing cactus and succulents. Those are my plants in the picture! Succulents and Sunshine is a blog that I visit frequently to get tips and ideas for how to care for my prickly pals! I love the detail that the author Cassidy provides and the way she shares personal experience and anecdotes.
While creating a classroom expectations activity a few semesters ago I discovered this website and I have loved it since then. I frequently use this for ways to make my teacher friends laugh, and to create funny breaks in lessons. I think this will continue to be something I use for both personal and professional reasons.
I have a bit of an obsession with Harry Potter, and as such I listen to MANY podcasts on the topic. Alohomora is my very favorite Harry Potter podcast, both because it was the first that I found and because it is the most in depth and down right ridiculous. Questions like "Is it alive?" give me even more to mull over about my favorite series of books.
The NCTM are so well respected because they are the best at what they do. The illuminations collection is my favorite because it highlights technology that teachers can use to engage students in a math classroom, and also provides lesson plans that connect math to the other subject areas. I use many of these tools in my role as a math instructor, and I hope to continue to do so in my future classroom.