I’ve been considering a blog for a long time. I’ve started, stopped, re-started, wondered about my audience, stopped, moved to new projects, re-started… it’s an unending loop of tragic incapacity to stick to a regular writing routine.
I hope this blog is different.
Instead of the usual focus on one particular part of life, I intend, rather, to break from the perceived mould of person-as-occupation and take a more holistic approach. This is, fundamentally, because I am more than what I do. I am a product of multiple streams of interest, philosophy, necessity and response, all interacting in surprising ways. The ways that I, or anyone else, approach their profession is a product of the ways in which they conduct their personal interests, family lives, thought processes and political affiliations (inter alia), and I don’t think you can divorce this from such discussions. So, while this can, in some ways, be seen as a professional blog, it is not only that. I intend to discuss politics and values, ideas and experiences, both within and outside the teaching profession.
In order to do that, I may choose to engage with topics well beyond just the practice of a teacher in early 21st century South Australia. I might tie them back in to a professional theme, but then, I might not. Sometimes you might only get a word, or a picture. In any respect, I hope it will make you think. If not, well, at least it made me think, and in the eternal echo chamber of the blogosphere, maybe that’s all that matters…?