To blog is to teach yourself what you think - Shelly Blake-PlockI came across a new (for me) blog the other day, called Learning with 'e's and written by Steve Wheeler, who is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Education at the University of Plymouth. I found this particular post about blogging very interesting as Steve explains his reasons for blogging. He says:
For me, this is reflexivity in action. Your work is placed right out there on the blogosphere, in a public agora for others to read, reflect on, and comment on. It's a shop window displaying your thoughts, opinions or arguments to anyone who happens to walk on by. Blogging in effect, can contribute to an endless cycle of learning through content creation, feedback, reflection and refinement of thinking. It is this kind of critical reflection cycle that can build excellent, creative, flexible and responsive educators.