100 MusEduBloggers by 2009

Joel Wagner (@sywtt) began teaching band in 2002. Though he had a lot of information, his classes were out of control. He found himself tired, frustrated, disrespected by students, lonely, and on the brink of quitting. He had had enough. He resigned from his school district right before spring break of his second year and made it his personal mission to learn to be a great teacher. So You Want To Teach? is the ongoing story of that quest for educational excellence.

I have been blogging about teaching for a while. I came across a post by Joseph Pisano (the original post is here) where he is trying to get at least 100 Music Education Bloggers blogging about music education or music technology. Part of me has been wanting to jump into the MusEduBlogging world, but it wasn’t until this morning that I decided to take the plunge. I have learned a whole lot about blogging over the last year and so I hope to be able to use the knowledge I have gained to try to make this site one of the premier sites in the MusEduBlogging world.

Yes, I just created that term. A Google search for both MusEduBlog returns only one result. That was the article I wrote yesterday morning. I like the term MusEduBlog, so I’m gonna stick with it. What are your thoughts? It is my goal to partner with Joseph and make this thing a reality. Won’t you join me?

If you’re not a music educator or have absolutely no interest in music education, that’s okay. Just continue reading my blog. I am not going to overwhelm you with music-related things. Besides, as I have previously done, I will try to relate musical concepts to general teaching concepts as well. I may do one or two exclusively music-related articles a month, but even these will usually find some sort of relevance to other teachers and prospective teachers.

2 Comments on 100 MusEduBloggers by 2009

  1. I hear you, Joel (pun there). Anyway, like you, I’ve been blogging for a little over a year now. My blog initially was an outlet for me to write re: the things going on professionally and personally. It evolved to include some social commentary, and discussions related more specifically to language learning – both the theoretical and the practical. While I am excited when I connect to other FL teachers who also blog, I also like the fact that I can connect to other educators with a broader perspective.

    So, I don’t think my blog audience will become limited to FL teachers in the future. And, I like it like that.

  2. Welcome back, Miss Profe! I like what my blog has become. I like the little community of friends that I have here. What I like most of all is when I get comments or emails from new teachers or college students telling me that they’re starting to get it! That is why I continue blogging and promoting my blog as I do.

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