Here is a tip, here is another, here is a third – now write a blog

Filling the pail

It is time for a post where I encourage you to start blogging. My advice has changed over the years but my objective has not. Blogging about education has low barriers to access and is a potentially high impact way that teachers can start taking back control of our profession. Here are my three tips.

1. Begin under a pseudonym

I used to be more ambivalent about this point, but I am now convinced that new bloggers should generally start writing under a pseudonym. There has been a worrying trend in people complaining to bloggers’ employers in an attempt to silence them. After I made fun of the titles of some papers presented at an Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) conference a couple of years ago, a group of academics even lodged a formal complaint with my university. This kind of thing can be a scary and wearying…

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