I thought I’d still be the only one reading it these days. I’ve only recently started telling friends and colleagues about this site, which means most of those 10,000 are from people I’ve never met. I’m surprised by how many people have found me and I’m glad people find my ideas meaningful. I guess I’m just amazed at how easy it’s been to have a voice in the semi-anonymity of the internet.
If you’re just getting into teaching, there are plenty of worse ways to invest your time than in blogging, tweeting, and building your own faculty lounge.
2012 May 10. On account of her stellar blogging, Kate Nowak receives unsolicited e-mails from administrators looking to hire her.
So, you know. For the past long while it seemed like admins and hiring-decision types paid no mind to my blogging. But that’s changing. People are paying attention, and more importantly, it’s people who value the same things we do: continuous learning, reflective practice, learning out loud. I was asked about specific posts on f(t) in the interview for my new job, which not only helped them get to know me, but heightened my opinion of them and their school as a promising place to work.
I don’t have a blog, because I have nothing original to contribute.