The task of an author is, either to teach what is not known, or to recommend known truths by his manner of adorning them.
Samuel Johnson, The Rambler, 27 March 1750
I regret to say that, for me at least, blogging has become a habit that has been more honoured in the breach than in the observance. And, judging from a conversationor twoon Twitter, I haven’t been alone. A number of edu-bloggers also seem to have hit a dry spell.
Some ask: what’s the point? What have we actually achieved? In a typical school, how many teachers actually read any edu-blogs? Outside the edu-Twitter bubble, has anyone ever changed anybody else’s mind, ever? Humans can generally change their location easily enough, but as Horace observed mordantly many years ago, “Who can change their mind?”
And yet. Reading blogs and engaging in Twitter conversations has changed at least…
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