I am thinking about creating a second, new blog. I love having this outlet for my ideas, my frustrations, and my views. It is very satisfying to have the chance to speak my mind, to have an audience, and to occasionally get feedback and affirmation. I have a number of colleagues who write to me about school stuff. I have suggested to several that they really need to consider a blog. For whatever reason, they are reluctant to take that step, to make that kind of commitment, to widen their audience. So, I am thinking about trying to create and manage a blog for the voices of educators.
The work would be transmitted to me for me to frame and present. I feel that these are voices that need to be heard. Not so much as complaint, but more as insight, background, POV, history, response, reaction, commentary, or punditry. The media is filled with voices about education and especially about edreform. However, too often these are not the voices of educators. They are the voices of VIP’s in the world of politics, business, etc. I think the public deserves to hear their voices and, moreover, they deserve to be heard.
I will talk to a few more people. I need to work out some more of the details. I would have to set some ground rules.
Passion–OK. Vulgarity–NO. Sarcasm–OK. Nastiness–NO. Humor–by all means.