Why Do I Blog?
So, why blog? A sophomore student, Sarah Almeda, at Milford High School offers a great perspective. She maintains a blog called "Avogadro Salad" as a project in an honors chemistry course in high school. The following is an example of an article (copied and pasted here without permission):
The above post continues with the actual organic compounds responsible for skunk odor:
So, why does Sarah blog? Well, Sarah recently wrote a guest post in Eric Sheninger's blog, A Principal's Reflection:
Sarah also provides additional reasons on why she blogs, reasons that are beyond just fulfilling a course requirement:
...A personal blog’s also the perfect place to vent my feelings. After articulating my emotions to an Internet audience, I realize I’m better understanding myself. In an Internet world where that wretched teenspeak is the preferred language on nearly all social media platforms (bc my insta captions/ tumblr posts r like so articulate lol jk idec) blogging is a practice that expands learning way beyond the walls of the classroom. It encourages self-improvement and dedication in a way that I don’t believe can be taught as well as it can be experienced. And it's addictively fun....In an analogous fashion, this blog, Philippine Basic Education is an alternative to the "wretched", yet more popular way of looking at education. It is more common to see posts in social media that speak of "teaching students how to think or how to make decisions". How can we think when there is nothing to think about? How can we make decisions wisely when we are not informed? It is less likely to see posts that actually carry some substance. This blog is now more than a year old, but it is not so much about how much I have shared. It is really more about how much I have learned regarding education....