I’ve decided to put posts about blogging as “Asides” and not publicize them.
Today I experienced how blogging is changing my teaching.
I told my year 12s that they needed to elaborate as much as possible on their answers. I found myself saying something like:
“The more you write about this the more your mind will work on clarifying what it is that you’re thinking. By writing about something we’re forced to think more deeply and more critically about it.”
I’m pretty sure that this is coming straight out of how I’m feeling about blogging. If nobody ever reads it, it’s still allowed me to clarify, refine and question what it is I’m thinking about my teaching.