This is the first post chronicling my journey in Blogging 201. Follow these posts for information and inspiration about going deeper with blogging. You’ll get to learn with me, in real-time, about what it means to be a teacher-blogger and teach blogging.
Day 1 of Blogging 201
This assignment is to be intentional about goal setting, something that is critical with students in all settings. In fact, goal setting has one of the highest impacts of all educational strategies. One researcher found that goal setting “nearly [erased] the gender and ethnic minority achievement gap for 700 students over the course of two years with a short written exercise”.
So in the interest of being a highly effective student, teacher, and blogger here are my goals:
1. Create a weekly post that I can keep up with – perhaps “Tuesday Teaching Tip” But make sure to keep it to 250 words or I think I’ll drown. What do you think?
2. Increase followers/readership/comments – I very much enjoy the interaction when it happens. It’s actually become my favorite part of blogging. Leave a comment!
3. Monetize – at some point I’d like to start monetizing, and I want to do it in a way that maintains the authentic voice of my blog. This is my most precarious goal. How do you feel about monetized blogs? Is there a line not to cross?
Keep Calm and Blog On!