Another reason to blog

authentic relationships Image: The Hedgehog’s Dilemma

I found out last night you can build very genuine relationships with students and their parents if you blog in class. All my year 10s, 11s and 12s have blogs. At parent evening last night I shared these blogs with the parents and immediately the conversations changed. Yes, we had talked about the student’s results and what they could do to overcome the weak spots and gain in performance strength, but when we were looking at the blogs the conversations became very animated , natural and spontaneous. The parents were very positive , helpful and were automatically linking what we had been doing in class to what they knew and what they were going to do or could do. We talked about their trips to France, their experience in shops, what it was like in the snow. All sorts of things on the blogs were sparking conversations and connections and the students themselves were talking very naturally about what we had been doing , the bits that had been hard or fun. We had been talking about performance but the conversations went on to a real discussion about learning so we were all connected in sharing our ideas about how this would work better. It was really good to have my laptop there, to be able to display a blog and then see that was engaging everyone in positive ideas about authentic learning. The ideas coming up were making us so positive and now I know that is something I now ought to build into my blogging – a connection with parents. The students could see that too. They could see their parents were impressed with their blogs and were really enjoying seeing what they had done. It was making me think we need to have an electronic space where we share examples of work so that students and parents can see what is happening but also so that students can see what a good electronic version of a piece of work looks like. Judging by the conversations I had last night it would then create a growth mindset so all those task ideas would grow into something bigger and better…and very genuine.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Bitcoin Mining (Antminer S9)

Bitcoin Mining Hardware

The Not So Romeo & Juliet Story

love, life, hate, adventures, problems

Love and Light

Pilgrimage of the Word - We are From and To the Word "Ziarah Kata - Kita : Dari dan Kepada : Kata"

jumissshop

And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.

We Listen To Mary Magdalene (Lady Nada)

Just another WordPress.com site

Resolve-It Mediation & Counselling

Healthy Individuals make for healthy & Prosperous workplaces maximizing key outcomes

Cooking with a Wallflower

Cooking. Baking. Crafting. Writing.

waste not want not

a blog about trying to live with less

My journey to a butterfly

How I escaped from my cocoon while running a business and raising two kids without completely losing my mind

simplisticInsights

Simple made easy! psychology love feeling emotion thought behaviour success strategy

Sweta Ojha

A Personified Narrative : Defying Reality. Sketching Imageries.

My Botanical Garden

Plants in garden and in art

Don Cormier

" Your body is your temple"

#Speak

Break the silence. End the violence.

%d bloggers like this: