In one of my favorite Portlandia sketches, everyone in Portland promotes their DJ night. Sometimes it feels like every teacher is turning into a blogger like citizens of Portland compelled to spin records. This is a fundamentally good thing: it allows teachers to share and access great practices while creating positive digital footprints. Here is some advice for teachers considering starting an education blog.
You are a teacher in the United States of America. You work too hard for too little pay. Who goes to bed at night worrying about telling the world how great you are? No one, that's who. Teachers have to tell their own story.
Further, we encourage students to create digital portfolios. Teachers need digital portfolios too. What better way to introduce students to digital portfolios than sharing your own?
Finally, you never know what the future holds. What if your dream job in another school opens? What if you have to move? What if your school has cuts? Be armed with a powerful digital portfolio to showcase what you do. Everyone has a resume. Your blog will make you stand out....