The teachers of Goochland County have been blogging for years and years. Blogs were how I first learned about Goochland County and decided I wanted to work here. I believe our blogs really make us stand out, but sometimes it is hard to convince teachers of this. All they want to post is a list of objectives for the week.
Ms. Townsend, our ESOL teacher, sent me a message today letting me know someone from the British Council had left a comment on her blog. Our ESOL students have been using iOS devices since the fall, and one of the apps that have become essential to them is MyWordBook, created by the British Council. Ms. Townsend mentioned it in one of her blog posts, and now they’ve read it.
Does a representative from the British Council read our blogs regularly? Absolutely not. However, if a blog post is interesting and contains more than a bulleted list of objectives for the week, it is more likely to have a wider audience.
Teacher blogs should be a window into the classroom, and a showcase of good instructional practice, and a tool to advocate for public education.