Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Taking the time to comment

This morning I read Ewan McIntosh's post about a student blog needing comments. This is something that I take very seriously, thanks to Anne Davis. I went to the blog and commented on a number of posts. It was fun and didn't take that long. I got a nice email from the teacher thanking me for commenting, too. You might want to check this blog out for yourself.

And then, in the last two days I have received comments from readers that have given me new insights into my own issues in the classroom. I would like to thank those of you who have recently or in the past commented on my blog. Each one of you has added something to my understanding of what it is I am trying to do as an educator.

Please take the time to comment on the blogs of others -- especially students. It matters more than we might think.

3 comments:

Ewan McIntosh said...

I know that Andy really appreciated your comments. He has since posted a great wee message about how impressed and heartened he has been with the rally round from the blogosphere. Talk about the global classroom. This must be global team teaching ;-)

Anne Davis said...

Hi Nancy,
Thank you for the nice comment. I wish I had unlimited time to comment on student blogs. It's my favorite thing to do. Thanks for all you do!

Mark Ahlness said...

Nancy, THANK YOU for all the comments you left for my third graders!! It means so much to them, and acts like that really do have a snowballing effect. This year has been an experience in writing they will not soon forget, and hopefully can continue, and on, and on... All the best! - Mark