I’m sure people have lots of different reasons for starting a blog. Once they start blogging these reasons may evolve or change. If you are still not sure about blogging then my advice to you is: “try it for yourself”. Blogging is probably not for everyone, but like anything new, it is best to experiment and analyse before you judge.
I have 6 main reasons for blogging:
This is an important part of teaching. Try, reflect, repeat, improve or discard.
2. Web 2.0
After suffering through massive trauma last year, I find that writing is very good therapy.
Egyptian papyrus which describes therapy of migraine by bandaging a clay crocodile with herbs stuffed into its mouth to the head of the patient.
To improve schools and education in general, it is important that teachers help each other. Part of this is sharing ideas and resources. Another part is mentoring. If “webmaths” helps other teachers, then the time I have put into it will have been well spent.
5. Building networks
6. Class Blogging
Before a teacher should introduce blogging as a learning tool in the classroom, they should be experienced bloggers themselves.
So if you already have a blog, why do you blog? If you don’t have a blog, set one up and give blogging a try!