This article got mentioned in Monica Hesse’s web chat today; it’s a good reminder to never blog at school, to never blog mad. It makes me especially glad that I’m anonymous, though I know that’s no guarantee of job security if I totally goof up.
gjmueller: Not to be snarky, but you’re not anonymous. I think being careful what you post is always a good rule, because I can’t imagine ever blogging negatively about a student (let alone use the adjectives she chose from the article). You decide how much risk you’re willing to take on when you put anything, under any pseudonym, online.
I’ve gone back and forth about this a lot since I’ve started my blog. Initially mine was very anonymous. But, as it’s become more of a life blog than an education only blog, I’m not so anonymous…I’m pretty out there. But, keeping in mind what my job is, I’m mindful of what I post in the education community. I’ve even gone back and made some posts private or deleted them because I questioned if they were appropriate.