In response to my post about the teacher weblog, Pat says: “Question is, what’s the point? I’d rather not do a repeat of SiT or Schooblogs, or the other sites that already do a superb job on far-reaching and general blog topics. I’d like it to be more concrete, in the way that a Writing Project teacher consultant’s demonstration is concrete and useful and almost oppressively rooted in k-12 classroom practice. Sort of a “show, then tell,” with commentary, feedback, critique, suggestion, and back and forth between the demonstrator and the audience.”
I agree; it should be more concrete and rooted in practice. That’s my one big complaint about those other sites…there’s little in the way of roll up your sleeves, get to the guts discussion of what works, what doesn’t. Nowhere have I found teachers giving each other specific feedback on what they are doing…mostly just vague observations. Hell, I’d love to see more collaboration. Feedback, critiques, suggestion, back and forth…that’s what I want too.
(Note: I’m going to have to switch servers on the discussion site, which will be done next week.)
(Now one aside to Pat…try as I may, and I’m pretty adept technologically, I cannot figure out how to “discuss” your post on your site. I’ve registered and reregistered and still I’m dumbfounded as to how to post a message. And that goes for most Manilla weblogs. Why is it so freakin’ counterintuitive???? Just wonderin’.)