I just noticed that a sixth-grade teacher at the Alternative Learning Community, a new middle school I just wrote about, has created a blog for her students. After the first day of class, she told them how impressed she was of them already. She also promised to post photos and homework assignments online.
Wow. When I was a kid, I couldn’t imagine being able to communicate with my teachers like that — not just because I hadn’t heard of the Internet, but because I only interacted with them during the school day.
Nowadays, many teachers give out their cell phone numbers — and some, apparently, create online spaces to check in with their students.
Do you know of any other blogs teachers have created for their students? Feel free to post the links.