|Photo retrieved from Owen W Brown's flickr|
The second blog I've followed is called Senorita in the City. I liked this blog because the author is a young teacher in her fifth year of teaching in New York City. She sounded to me like a character from Sex & the City but in a more Spanish-teachery kind of way--which is right up my alley. Her name is Elouise Tomas and she hasn't updated her blog for about a year, which is sadly disappointing. I was expecting to see constant updates because she's such a young blog author, but I was incorrect. I did read most of her hold posts from 2012, however, and she gives a lot of fun opinions on the life of a language teacher. One of her posts is literally called "I'm tired of working for crazy people." If I ever met this Elouise Tomas in person, I think we would be very good friends.
What I'm wondering now is, as a future language teacher, how can I use blogging to my advantage? Perhaps I'll keep a semi-personal slash professional blog to document my journey as a teacher as I transition from newbie to veteran over the years. It would be a personal way to see how much I've changed and grown as a persona and a teacher. I'm also strongly considering using a blog as a means of keeping my students accountable for their own learning--I'll post my lessons so students don't feel like they're missing class if they physically didn't attend that day. I'll post homework assignments and exam review worksheets galore. It's going to be wonderful. So consider this--how will you use blogs to your advantage?