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Top Education Bloggers Share Why They Blog
Last month, the Education World Community named the top 25 blogs for educators, a carefully curated list of the best voices in the education blogosphere today. These well-written and useful blogs span perspectives, offering lesson ideas, commentary about education and so much more.
We’ve asked these top bloggers to share why they started blogging. Here’s what they had to say:
Extending a PLN
“It is very ironic that I even began to blog in the first place. I never considered myself a good or powerful writer and still believe that even to this day. As I began to form my Personal Learning Network (PLN) using social media I quickly became connected with some amazing educational bloggers. It was though their encouragement, especially that of Ken Royal, that I began to write and submit guest posts to be published on established blogs. After a series of guest posts and encouragement from people like Ken I built up the confidence to establish my own blog in order to share all of the great things my students and teachers are doing as well as my thoughts on educational leadership.” - Eric Sheninger of A Principal's Reflections
“We started blogging for a variety of reasons. We realized how much we were enjoying and learning from bloggers and wanted to share our experiences with a wider audience. Many families of children in our groups related how they used the activities at home or when their kids were on a play date. We thought if we wrote out some of the group activities through blogging, others may have access to them.” - Meghan G. Graham M.S. CCC-SLP, Jill Perry MHA, M.S. OTR/L and Karen S. Head M.S. CCC-SLP of All4MyChild
“Sharing great teaching ideas and getting wonderful ideas from other teachers led me to begin blogging. So exciting to be able to get on the computer and instantly hop into other educator's classrooms and see what they are up to.” - Lori Vines of Conversations in Literacy
Connect with others
“I was forced to stay at home when my son was ill, so blogging was an outlet for me to connect with other teachers. Little did I know, even when he was better, that I would have such a reach. I never take that for granted.” - Charity Preston of The Organized Classroom Blog
“[I started] as a way to connect with teachers from all over the world, share teaching tips & inspirations. I'm finding that the more I blog, the more reflective I am about what I'm doing as a teacher... it's a scary thing to share your ideas/classroom/philosophies with the world and so I have to really think about what I'm putting out there for everyone to see.” Adria, aka Addie, of Addie Education Teacher Talk
Do you blog? If so, what inspired you to start?
Check out the full list of the Top 25 Blogs for Educators.