This blog started out as a medium of communication with my students when I was teaching in a secondary school. I used it to upload resources, provide advice and just get messages out. I also used it to share something of myself with the wonderful young people I taught, because my belief is that when you are part of a profession like teaching, the job doesn’t end when the school day ends, nor does it stop where the school fence stops. Social media is a great way to reach out to students and learn something of their lives and competencies. In fact, if there seems little activity on this blog now, it’s because I use Facebook much more frequently. The blog is also linked to my Facebook account, so that any posts I make here appear on my Facebook wall (though with an annoyingly erratic time lag). All the comments related to the post also appear on Facebook, instead of here.
So why do I still post here? Because contrary to general perception, not everyone I know is on Facebook! There are also people who may chance upon my posts and benefit from them in some way. I like the fact that I may be reaching an even wider audience, however small in numbers that audience may be. My posts cannot be classified as academic, journalistic or political. They are just based on my thoughts and experiences.
If they strike a chord, leave a comment.