Why do I blog about education?

Filling the pail

I have been blogging about education for close to five years. When I first started, I never had an audience in mind (to be fair, I didn’t have an audience). It was more of a sandbox for setting out my ideas. I think that putting your ideas down in writing helps clarify your thinking and we don’t always have the opportunity to do that in real life. So blogging was an exercise that helped.

After a while, I began to receive feedback from readers. Much of this was positive and from people chewing over the same ideas as me. I started to realise that I was providing a useful resource. I would share papers and articles that I had read and they found this helpful.

Others would disagree with me. Again, I saw this as a way of testing out my thinking. Some of the arguments in the…

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