Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Blogging About Blogging

I really WANT to be a good blogger.  Or at least a better blogger.  This lead to a discussion on Twitter with Carrie Ross (@MsRossEnglish) and ended with a Google Hangout with some fabulous women: Jaime Vandergrift (@JaimeVanderG), Nikki D. Robertson (), Leslie Whittington (@WhittClass), Carrie and I.

We discussed lots of things but what really stuck with me is: just do it. You might think that what you have to say is not remarkable but it could be just the thing someone else is looking for.  You owe it to the rest of use to share your "golden nuggets" - the awesome things that are happening in your room.  The thing about teaching is that it can be very isolating.  Blogging connects us to one another.  It lets us share our successes and lament our failures.  Blogging is a great way to reflect on your craft.   It helps us know that we are not alone.

Another great thing about blogging is connecting with other bloggers.  When you read what's happening in other people's classrooms, it may spur an idea in you.  This thought spurred an idea in me: to connect Texas educators who blog.  Carrie moderates the #TXed on Wednesday nights and handles the website.  We are going to compile the blogging Texas Educators and post it on the #TXed website so we can connect to each other.  If you're a blogging Texas Educator, please fill out this form to be added to the list: http://goo.gl/QbL22

Here's the broadcast of the Google Hangout...



1 comment:

  1. Hi Aimee - I just signed up on the Txed form. I started my own blog this summer about education and everyday "stuff." My class used Kidblog last year, and this fall I've signed up for the students to be a part of Quadblogging. Thanks for your post!
    Diane
    @dpe40317
    http:dianepetersonsite.wordpress.com

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