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New Beginnings

Posted by forumjoe on August 21, 2012

Well, I haven’t posted here in 6 months.  I know a number of blogs that don’t post anything for a while and come back with “Sorry I haven’t posted anything for a while” and then go back to dormancy.  Repeat.  I’m determined not to do that.

There are lots of reasons I haven’t posted much (usually because I feel disconnected from the edublogosphere due to teaching under a totally different system) but now I’m using Sam J Shah’s New Blogger Initiation to motivate myself and see if this thing clicks with me.

want to use this blog to help critically reflect on my teaching, to inspire new methods and resources and to share advice on teachings techniques.  It’s only useful if it’s updated regularly, so lets try again.

It starts simply.  Many of the options to make my first post about were based around people starting a new school year.  Being an Australian, we’re in the middle of the toughest part of the year.  Lots of tests coming up, about to have a two-week break, don’t even have time to scratch myself.  So I picked the easy and relavent option to start with:

lim joe→∞

First goal: Explain the title of your blog.

When I was starting my blog (nearly 3 years ago) I asked friends for suggestions.  I got two great ones from @straaken http://brnz.org/hbr/  “Blogorithm” (or “Blogorhythm”) and “Lim Joe Approaches Infinity”.

I liked the first one for the punniness, but it would be more appropriate for a music/maths blog.  It didn’t seem too appropriate for me.  But the second one stuck.  It was Mathsy, it was nerdy and it was appropriate for me.  It signified growth, it showed that I’m getting older, do I get wiser at the same time?  As my age approaches infinity, does my wisdom?  I loved the sort of questions this title signified.  I tweaked it a bit to have a different url that still made sense, and there we have it.

I’m not proud of how much I’ve updated the blog over the years.  I’m not proud of how much I strayed from the core concept of teaching.  But I am proud of quite a few posts here, and most of all I’m proud of the title.  Thanks Straaks!  I’ll buy you a beer next time you’re in Hobart.

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Tassie Mixed-nats teams selected

Posted by forumjoe on July 22, 2009

My first post on this blog about Ultimate, just passing on an email that I got relating to the teams selected for mixed nats.  Congratulations to all who got selected.

Announcement – Tasmanian Teams Selected for AMUC09

The two Tasmanian teams for AMUC2009 have now been selected. The selectors have been extremely pleased with the level of interest and commitment demonstrated by everyone trying out for both teams. It has been extremely difficult to make final decisions due to there being so many well-qualified players vying for only a few spots.

The teams are as follows:

A Team

Ash Martens
Basil Van Riet
Eliza Burke-Purdon
Emily Johnson
Felix Kennedy
Huddy Fuller
Kate Godber
Kieren Blake
Michael Dunne
Mike Baker
Pat Dunne
Sarah Robinson
Shannon Trentwith
Shelly Slater
Stan Robert
Steve Wright

B Team

Alysia Cullen
Chris Mrzyk
Dave Wilson
David Cooke
Grady Cowley
Heidi Pass
Jemery Day
Jenn Lavers
John Kristensen
Masni Bennett
Matt Petrie
Naomi Petrie
Reed Burgette
Sarah Carson
Shavawn Donoghue
Tim Stoneman

Thanks to everyone who tried out for either team. Congratulations to those of you who have been selected, and commiserations to everyone who missed out. We hope to still see you at training in the build-up to AMUC 09.

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