Blogging makes me a better teacher. It’s clearly not the only thing that makes me a better teacher, but it is a tremendous benefit.
This is the second installment in my series on 10 Things I Wish I Knew As A First Year Teacher.
I have previously written on this subject back in January (8 Ways Blogging Makes Me A Better Teacher). At the time, I was in the midst of dealing with a medical emergency. The other band director I work with had a stroke in December and was actually out for over three months. That was back when I had 146 blog subscribers, by the way. Currently I the blog is approaching 450.
The benefits for me about blogging from that list are:
More information can be found in the original article. These are great things. Especially the story-telling. Even if you never ever teach again, the ability to craft a great story is universally appreciated. Think about how many simply bad storytellers you know!
How do I start up a blog?
I have started an as-yet unfinished project called The Blog Revolution Project. In that first article, I go through the steps for starting up a blog of your own.
So here’s where we hear from the readers. What are some of the advantages to having a blog that you have found that I overlooked.