Why I Blog
Since 2007, I have blogged at Apace of Change about the challenges, successes, and failures I experienced in attempting to infuse technology into my instruction and assessment as a high school English teacher. From 2009 on, I shift focus to broader issues in education, with some focus on special education and school psychology related issues, including the use of read/write Web tools as assistive technology.
Blogging has great potential as a tool of reflection, and I have found that frequent and thorough reflection has helped me to become a better educator, psychologist, husband, and father. Whereas some may prefer to write in a journal or simply reflect in thought, blogging allows for interaction with an audience. In some cases, this interaction provides me with affirmation; in others, my thoughts are challenged. Either way, as long as the discourse remains constructive, growth occurs.