This entry came about because of a blogpost at “At the Teacher’s Desk“. I left a comment and then realised that the comment was really a reflective blogpost.
We’ve had a class blog since 2005 and I originally saw it as a way to share children’s work with their families. When I added a counter and then a Clustrmap it became an even greater motivator. With a few exceptions we haven’t moved into real collaboration yet, though I know we will.
My own blogs have been half-hearted personal stories, a few tech and “how to” posts and some attempts at humour. I have reflected very little and collaborated even less. How right you are. We must “walk the talk” for our students in self-reflection, collaboration, creation and co-creation.
I don’t like the sound of my recorded voice and appreciate my video-self even less, but I have to get past this. How can I realistically ask students to do what I do not? I’ve done the flying fox, abseil, kayak and BMX as modeling and encouragement. Now it’s time to strap on my helmet, get over my nervousness and do some audio and video.
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