Here are the Reasons Why Teachers Should Learn How to Blog
July 5, 2019
Blogging is no longer a new thing. People of different ages and races are doing it. This article features the reasons why teachers should learn how to blog.
What is a blog?
A blog is an online journal that is utilized for personal and
business use. For those who are using them for personal diaries, they have the
option not to publicize their writings.
Moreover, for those who have business goals to achieve and use a blog as a tool for promotions and marketing strategy, this kind of webpage can be the best venue to write about products and services, using the right words that will capture the attention of the target clients.
For teachers, a blog can be of great help in various aspects of teaching and learning. The enumerated points below answer the question “WHY” educators should consider learning how to blog.
Blogging is sharing with
Some blog features work similarly to that of your Social
Media account. You can even link your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and others
to your blog for a sharing option that is just click-the-button away.
If you have projects in your school, successful activities you hosted as well as ideas and resources you would like to share with the world, you can create a blog post about those things and write everything about them. You can use your own language if you’d like to. The good thing is that there are layouts in your blog or themes, which make every blog post more appealing.
For teachers who wish to share some teaching strategies, you can use your blog to provide details about it. Providing more pictures and videos about your blog post is possible and even more encouraged. The only thing you need to think of is that you should make sure that whatever you share, your readers will get something from it. That is what we do as teachers, right?
You can choose to guide, inspire, inform and educate your readers of the blog posts you create and share in your blog.
Blogging can be merely
According to an article, teaching is the noblest profession, but
at the same time the most stressful one. Honestly, I do not agree with the
latter. I have never been very stressed with my teaching job, but along with
the teaching tasks are of course, those many sorts of stressors.
My point here is that you can use your blog as your outlet in
order to express yourself. It is not necessary for you to give information
always in every blog post that you create. You can do whatever you want with that
post as long as it will make you feel okay. You can write poems and prose in
your entries. You can post random photos and talk something about it.
It doesn’t have to be always an informative post.
As you express yourself through blogging, it would feel like
you are creating a journal, which helps you improve yourself more. You will
know yourself more and improving your writing skill could come as a bonus.
Do you get it now? Blogging can do miracle sometimes. 😀
I have used this twice already and I don’t know why, but my
students were amazed in realizing that I know how to create a blog. I have made
announcements via blog posting and collected relevant articles for them to read
as references for our class.
Since, you can allow a contributor to your blog post, I let
them have writing tasks, let them create their contributor profile and allowed
them to post on that blog. I felt that they were very happy for that
Using a blog as a teaching strategy is ideal only if your
students can access the Internet. If they will have troubles doing so, then I
discourage to use it as a source of their reference or of your important announcements.
Learning how to blog for your teaching career is a wise and a
cool investment of your time, effort and money. This is one way to prove to
your students and to yourself that you are a lifelong learner and whatever the
trends are (both for teaching and learning), you are confident that you can
adapt to it.
Jevannel is a Science Lecturer and a Freelance Writer. She is the passionate woman behind Jevannel Academy. She started the blog with the earnest desire to help teachers and students by providing tips and insights about education and learning. She shares her knowledge about the HOW TO's in Research to influence more people to engage in this academic endeavor. She also provides essential tips on BLOGGING based from her own journey in making money online.