Blogs: Why, How, What?

Why?

  • To work out what you want to say, and say it well. (Jeffrey)
  • To curate professional portfolio of your practice
  • To help formalise being a reflective practitioner
  • To share expertise and ideas with other people
  • To inform your performance management
  • For your CV

How? 

In a 45 minute session, focus on deep thinking rather than presentation/organisation. If you are not confident with writing an actual blog post then either:

  • Ask someone for help (or look at the tips we gave last time)
  • Write your post as an email to yourself, in a google doc, in a note on your ipad. Worry about building the actual blog another time – the thinking is the important thing.

We will share with a partner our thoughts, at the end of the session.

What?

Stuck for something to write about?

  • Put the flesh on Jeffrey’s story-skeleton –  “Basically, you’ll reach a point in teaching when…”, transformative anectode, “Have you ever… ?”, “Picture the scene: You… “,  convert abstract idea to tangible metaphor. Humans are addicted to stories. Patronise your reader. “So the next time you find yourself…”
  • Reflect on your favourite lesson of the last few weeks – why was it a success?
  • Reflect on your performance management targets for the year – how are you achieving them?
  • Share your snappy findings from this term’s CPD modules?

Examples of blogs 

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