I spoke with Susie yesterday about TPRS blogs and explained that I started this one because Ben’s went off the air, and that I was aiming for a daily slice of classroom life–one thing that failed or went fine–because the descriptions of what other people tried in their classes were my favorite part of Ben’s blog. I often took those ideas right into my room. Reading and acting on them kept me from getting into ruts. It has been especially wonderful when folks add their ideas to mine and Nathan’s.
Susie suggested that not many people end up reading individual blogs, and that it would be better for the community if we would post (maybe double post) on Scott’s moretprs.net site. As one of the people who posted on that site a lot initially, I got a little embarrassed that I was hogging the site. Here people know they’re likely to read what I write and I’m not in their face (or e-mail!) unless they want me to be.
Susie pointed out that if I started posting a “this is what I’m doing in my room” note, maybe others would too.