WordPress.com (the free blogging service that hosts this site has grown to 355,215 bloggers. Every day, they feature 10 posts on their Freshly Pressed page. It’s quite flattering that they selected to highlight a post I wrote over 10 days ago called Is Cursive Obsolete? on today’s page.
Not only was it featured, but for some reason, it resonated with a lot of people, and comments are approaching 200! Try reading through all of that. Nonetheless, I’m grateful that people took the time to provide feedback one way or another.
If you look closely though, you’ll see several people who disagree with me. I believe it’s important to have dissenting voices in any form of social media as it gives us an opportunity to look at our opinions and reflect on the other person’s ideas. Often they may be things we never even considered.
I’ve only been blogging about a year and a half, and this is the third time I’ve been fortunate to get the extra presence on WordPress’s Freshly Pressed site. Each time it brings more readers. Most will go away after reading that post, but some stay and return to check out what this elementary school teacher thinks. It’s humbling, but I’m glad I can occasionally share a few of my thoughts with others and get that kind of feedback. It’d be great if more of that feedback came from people I interact with each day, but as I mentioned yesterday’s post, according to the authors of the book A New Culture of Learning, change has already been happening in the way we learn, and it will continue to do so rapidly. Teachers need to adapt to that change.