During this first term my main focus has been so heavily set on ensuring that students are completing their work, which to me seems like basic foundations and a build up to "deeper learning". Maybe this mind set has meant that I haven't felt it a priority to make sure that I am regularly updating our blog.
Student work such as handwriting and follow up reading activities hasn't been uploaded because I haven't deemed it exciting enough for an audience, it's simply too basic.
What I realised today is that is probably the most restricting thing I could do as a teacher. I need to give students opportunities for all their work to go on the blog, this will not only excite them but also give them a purpose for their work.
This will support students that are inclined to rush their work, if they have an audience other than their normal teachers this could encourage them to slow down, take their time and take pride in their work.
The blog is not to show off their final 'good copy' of work but show the development and process of learning.
Basically from now our class blog is going to get a lot more busy! Keep up with the action here!