I know it’s been awhile, but I haven’t been slacking on my blog. More like thinking. Yeah, lots of thinking. See as I mentioned previously, my students have taken it upon themselves to become detectives. They’ve googled me until Google has probably rejected my name, the name of my blog, and anything to do with me. I’m ok with their interest. I’m ok with being googled outside of class if that’s what they really want to do. Yet, I questioned if I should continue writing….
BUT is that really an option? I don’t think so. My blog is the place where I work out pedagogical ideas and connect with other educators all over. In a sense, my ideas on my blog propelled me into the job I have now. It also has created a large readership (which suggests I might have something valuable to say, ha! 🙂 ). So I’ve decided if my students really want to read about all my English education “stuff,” then they are welcome to…and you will find on my About page that I do value the thoughts/opinions of people all over. And who knows, maybe some of them will find something they are passionate about to begin writing on their own blog (as some of my students already have!).
And above all, I hope they truly realize the value of a “digital footprint.” As I’ve asked them before, what do YOU want people to find out about you?