Blog shift? or just BS?

I’m not sure where this is going but I feel like I need to do something different with this blog.

My basic modus operandi of the past year has been to write posts that are esssentially informative, persuasive or motivational.

While this has been fun and has helped me to hone by beliefs about education into a clear and cohesive message, I don’t know how sustainable it is going forward.

What I’d really like this space to become is something more reflective. I’m a very reflective person and I believe that reflection is critical for my students. With that in mind, I’m going to try to use this space as a reflective journal for a while and see what happens.

I hope not to lose readers because I don’t just want to broadcast into the ether. That being said, I’m at a point where I feel like writing for myself is more authentic. If anyone else out there benefits from my ramblings, so be it.

Please continue to comment.

Ask questions.

Critique.

I hope we learn something together.

My Edublog Award Nominations

There are so many great bloggers out there. In fact, I follow many more than I am able to actually read. That being said, I wanted to recognize a few of my favorites by nominating them for the Edublog Awards.

Without further ado, my Nominations for The 2010 Edublog Awards:

  • Best individual blog: Science Teacher – Doyle’s writing is scientific, deep, thought provoking, humorous, inspirational, and challenging.
  • Best group blog: Cooperative Catalyst – all kinds of good stuff here from all kinds of excellent bloggers
  • Best resource sharing blog: for the love of learning – Joe Bower shares methods and resources for transforming your entire classroom by transforming your assessment!
  • Most influential blog post:
  • Most influential tweet / series of tweets / tweet based discussion: #scido
  • Best new blog: Experts and Newbies – all about project based learning!
  • Best teacher blog: Spencer’s Scratch Pad – honest, witty, introspective and inspirational writing from an excellent writer in John Spencer
  • Best school administrator blog: What Ed Said – I’m going to “cheat” a little bit and put Edna Sackson’s blog here (because she’s moving into the role of Teaching and Learning Coordinator for her school next year)
  • Lifetime achievement: Dangerously Irrelevant – Scott McLeod has been blogging at a very high level for years and uses his blog’s considerable clout to support lots of other bloggers by hosting frequent guest blogger series.