- 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
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.
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
- Rosie S
- (Apologies if I have missed yours off!)