Why blog?

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On of my (many) new year’s resolutions was to blog more, but then I huffed and puffed under the weight of my already busy schedule and blogging was soon put to the bottom of the ‘to-do’ list. Then I read this article…

Class Teaching

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As we are about to start a new term, in a new year, many of you might be thinking about dipping your toe into the world of educational blogging.  If you are wondering what the benefits of blogging are, this article might be useful.  There are a huge number of teacher bloggers around now – a list of some of them can be found here.

I asked teachers on Twitter why they blog? What’s in it for them? This is what some of them said (to view their blogs, use the links to their twitter profile):

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Experiences become clearer when we put them into words. The ‘publish and be damned’ moment is genuinely exciting too!Andy Tharby

For me it’s the act of reflection, research and thinking that contributes to my own deliberate practice. The feedback from others also helps to further refine own thinking / encourages further reflection.

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