Since I started blogging, many things have changed in my life. Although my blog is too young and don’t receive many visitors I still have regular readers. The best thing about blogging starts here. I started to have real conversations with my friends. I get support from them and I get help whenever I need.
I think blogging promotes professional development. I have been reading magnificent blog posts about teaching, sharing, collaborating. I can even reach many useful sites and links recommended by the blog writers I follow. Most of them are my colleagues, very enthusiastic, full of ideas. I have the chance to express my thoughts, join conversations.
It enables me TOL (to teach out loud). The feeling is great because I know during the summer holiday; I’ll keep adding lesson ideas.
It enables me to become more productive. I try to update my blog frequently.
It helps me become more creative.
Moreover, I write. I just don’t assign my students to write essays, articles, stories or poems anymore, I do write, too. And I really love this challenge. Maybe it was just the thing I’ve been looking for.
How do you feel about blogging?
I’ve just started blogging but I love it. It’s like ‘chicken soup’ for the soul. In the solitary world of teaching it gives me a ‘voice’ and allows me to listen to the ‘voices’ of many other talented teachers.
Hi Leahn ,
Your blog is wonderful and I love the idea that we are not alone and seeing all these highly motivated, enthusiastic people make me feel more motivated.
Thanks for dropping by
I’ve only been blogging for a short time, but I’ve found it really motivating. The main pleasure for me has just been putting thoughts down ‘on paper’ as it were. I really feel like it helps me focus on what I think about teaching and this tefl malarkey as a career. I’ve found that i just enjoy writing, it’s fun, and having some people read and comment gives you a purpose and some motivation.
I think I’ve learnt so much from reading and writing blogs, I’m now trying to persuade other people I know to get involved as well!
yes, it’s great to blog and it is so intersting. After I read your blog post, I found out that at the same time you were here. I also try to convince my colleagues but sometimes it is a matter of time. Yet I think it is worth it 🙂
Madem sordun 🙂 I really like blogging. It started off as a simple way to help people and share my ideas online. Then I realized it was a great way to get involved in discussions with other educators and help me develop. It’s been a very positive experience all around.
🙂 Yep,exactly it allows us to discuss and keep in touch with everything.
I agree that blogging really helps professional development – I love the reward you get from knowing that people have got something out of your posts and that you’ve provoked some debate.
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