#edblogaday 1 Lots of Cs

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Why is blogging important to teaching and learning?

Consider

Teaching is all about learning, and discovering what works to inspire learning is a thoughtful, reflective process. What works? What doesn’t? Will it work next time? Will this lesson work for each learner? Blogging helps teachers consider the how and what and why of their craft to improve for the next day and the next learner. Blogging — writing — helps us think through our process as it affects our learners. Blogging about teaching and learning allows me to critically think about my plans, processes, lessons, successes, and failures to improve my craft to improve the learning in my classroom. Example: Considering Feedback

Communicate

Blogging about teaching and learning communicates to others what could be if adapted in their classroom; we communicate our ideas so others may learn. And we read others’ posts to learn and share how we adapted others’ ideas. We communicate our stories so others may discover the real world of teaching and learning. Example: Communicate an idea: Drama

Create

As educators consider, communicate, and reciprocate their ideas, they create strategies and lessons which others can adapt. The act of writing is an act of creating: it sets in words for others to consider the possibilities and opportunities for everyone’s growth. When I read someone else’s idea, I consider my own place and adapt and remix the ideas to fit my world. I reflect and credit others who then may try my idea or the original, and remix to fit their world. It’s a reciprocal, creative remixing to improve the experience of learners. Example: Create and Remix: Notetaking

Connect

Educators blog to connect on different levels: connecting educators in similar disciplines, connecting families to schools, connecting classrooms for collaboration or conversation. Blogging for teaching and learning creates a connected web of resources, a virtual online library of ideas for educators, disciplines, families, and students. Example: Connected Classrooms = Connected Writers

Blogging about teaching and learning connects us to learn life together.


Image Credit: Sheri Edwards 

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2 thoughts on “#edblogaday 1 Lots of Cs

  1. Sheri,
    This post doesn’t surprise me! You always have others in mind when you are writing, and in all your C’s, there is no exception–Consider, Communicate, Create, Connect,

    All that you consider is for the benefit of your learners. Your creating in writing is always with your learners and other teachers in mind–other teachers who can remix and learn from you. I love that you are so transparent in your teaching.

    And, of course, the other-centered final two C’s–communicating and connecting are ripe for supporting the others as they read your blog and learn from you.

    Thank you for sharing so richly, for being a great role model of visible learning and, another C– committed, as you participate in so many challenges and activities, like April Poetry Writing and Slice of Life. You are an inspiration!

    Warmly,
    Denise

    • Thanks, Denise! It’s always such a joy to reconnect with you. I know you have really reached out in your world journeys and with #geniushour. You’ve been my inspiration! I appreciate your kind words. See you in the blogosphere!

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