Why Teachers Secretly Grok Unschooling

30 11 2006

Teacher Magazine gets it, real-world journalists get it, probably Dr. Phil agrees too. We all get unschooling!

Thou Shalt Blog

I wonder if forcing teachers to blog is the right approach. If someone at my company had told me a year ago that I had to start a blog, I would have done it only because I had to. My heart wouldn’t have been in it, and my readers probably would have sensed that.

But because the idea for my blog grew up naturally from the grassroots, rather than from a newsroom edict that all writers and editors start blogging, I have enthusiastically moved into the blogosphere.

I did this on my own terms, and I think it shows.

Then again, I’m a journalist, not an educator. . .

Learning and developing new skills on your own terms because you’re curious, ready and willing rather than because you “have to” by edict, doing anything you do because it’s your idea and your heart is in it, makes all the difference.



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