Ever since attending Alan November’s conference in Boston, I’ve been struggling with his vision. Are International Schools capable of accomplishing his bold blogging goals?
Last week Andrew Torris’s posted a question asking “Can a school leaders be “real” bloggers??” Could they? I wondered, and I emailed his post to our Senior Leadership Team. Very quickly I heard back, they wanted to know: why and what void does blogging fill? Instead of sweating over an answer, I thought let’s use the power of commenting and posted these questions to Andrew’s blog.
Less then a day later Andrew posted a response “Why is it important for school leaders to blog?” Our SLT had their answers and this time we hooked one. Wow! it worked, he really wanted to do this. Pondering wasn’t an option, we kept it simple emailing two free blogging choices wordpress.com or edublogs.org
Two days ago I receive this email from our Deputy Head Master announcing his blog. I’m puzzled, it’s done? and he didn’t need our help? We’re the IT department, we need a reason to exist. Actually I’m happy for him, there is hope this blogging thing could work.
So in a long winded way this is a good week, a few days ago YIS‘s first administrator posted this “Two Why’s (but not very wise)“. As some already know I’ve tweeted his post and many have commented. Thank you very much, as we all know it’s this commenting cycle that really makes blogging work.
Alan November’s vision speaks of having everyone blogging students, teachers administrator & even parents. It’s a bold vision and I wonder can schools achieve such a goal. Those questions remain unanswered, but at least we are taking our first baby steps.
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