The Reflective Teacher, one of my favorite reflective practitioners, left his blog behind recently. But now he’s back with another:
Anyway, I figured it was time for a reinvention as a teacher. I see in myself a different person than I was when I became a teacher, and therefore have moved things over to another place. What’s here will be erased but not forgotten. This place is invaluable to me, but I must let it go.
The kids always call me “Mister,” and when they address me, it’s as “hey, mister.” Therefore, you’ll find me at heymister.
As a complete aside, I find the decisions that folks make about what’s public and what’s private, and how they create (or recreate) and negotiate their digital identities completely fascinating. The rhetorical and practical decisions that go into everything from creating a screenname to deciding what and where to post are really interesting.
I’d love to facilitate a roundtable or panel discussion about this at some point in the future. Lots worth exploring. And, of course, for those of you who blog anonymously (which I can understand but not quite condone), we’ll provide brown paper bags and electronic voice scrambling. Or something like that.
Would you attend such a conversation?