Sunday, August 07, 2005

Community, blogging and professional development

Refelctive Teacher writes about blogging as a means of professional development. It is a good one. Check it out. I have been thinking about this all summer. I even wrote about here after I read this post by Anne.

Reflective Teacher includes some ideas from nb on what makes for a good professional environment. The first four on the list are:
1. A willingness to listen,
2. The confidence to admit one's own weaknesses and gaps in knowledge,
3. A willingness to share your ideas and understandings
4. Having confidence in the other member(s) to question and think critically about what you have to offer,
You can see where Reflective Teacher saw a connection to blogging, can't you?

Anyway, I am going to be reading both these blogs for some time to come because I think they have a lot to offer. Why don't you check them out?

1 comment:

HH said...

Hi Nancy -

I am so interested in the implications of blogging as a writer, as a teacher, as a person, as a political creature. On the Daily Show last night, a reporter talked about how blogs are changing the face of soldiers and really telling the story of the war. He also said that the Pentagon is now considering rules about blogging, so this could be our only chance to really experience open blogging from the frontlines. What power there is in writing.