Blogging as an educator


I haven't ever blogged as an educator, I must admit. This is, I think, a failing in my blogging practice. In particular, I really like the idea of weblogging about my practice in a place where my students can see what I'm thinking. This is because I (Matt) personally think there are too many guessing games between me as an instructor and my students. If they can see where I think the educational process is breaking down, and why, they can actually take part in the solution. Or, what might be even cooler, would be...

I find that I blog a lot as an educator. I write for myself because I need to reflect on each day - to note what worked and what I can improve on. I write for other teachers so that they can check out resources I've come across, avoid whatever mistakes I made, learn from whatever insights I had, and maybe even share their own thoughts. I write for my students so that they know I value their feedback and that I'm looking for ways to make learning more fun, interesting and effective. They can see my thoughts on what worked and what didn't.

I've received a lot of positive feedback. Some people have suggested websites to visit. Other people have asked questions that spawned new blog entries. Yet others have shared what they learned. I have learned so much from the people who've written in with their comments, and I look forward to learning from you.