Tuesday, February 08, 2005

I Have Students Who Read This

Now I have to be careful.

I've always known that when writing this blog I have to be careful about confidentiality. If I want to complain about the parent conference or the disruptive student, I know to do so in only the broadest of terms or risk termination. If I want to discuss obnoxious colleagues or lunatic administration I'm on safer legal ground, but no less treacherous a situation.

In short, I've chosen not to be anonymous in writing this blog. I have to be careful to conduct myself here with the same decorum I would if I were discussing these topics out in the quad at school. That may take some of the fun out of it, but it should ensure that I provide a "family-friendly", reasoned, hopefully intellectual product for you, the reader.

Update, 11:30pm 2/11: To read an article about people getting fired because of their blogs, click here.

5 comments:

cwu said...

i just want to say that i've been reading some of your blogs for a week now. i'm very thankful that i've found your blog as i am in college now preparing to be a teacher (just elementary edu). your blogs have given me ideas as to what to expect in the school system, even though i plan on teaching in texas (who knows, maybe california). so, i'm just extending my thanks and encouraging you to keep it up.

EdWonk said...

Kids are pretty ingenious when it comes to finding out what their teachers are up to. Luckily, mine are junior high, so they haven't caught on...yet.

I don't know what I will do when one of them quotes something that I've written on my site.

Austin said...

Yea, scary how resourceful students can be. Makes me a little nervous about what I put out there since I teach adults (who, I guess, may or may not be as resourceful; it's hard to tell with today's kids).

I'm sure your students are impressed with what you have to say regardless, though I applaud your efforts in keeping things "family friendly." =)

Anonymous said...

HHHHHHEEEEEYYYYY Mr.Miller!! I totallly found your blog. Just to let the other readers know I'm one of Mr.Miller's lefty students who endures daily bashings! Don't worry Mr.Miller I'll keep your blog topics on the down low.

Laura

Anonymous said...

I came across this weblog after one of your students posted a link on a forum I frequent.

http://www.pbnation.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=853046&perpage=21&highlight=&pagenumber=1

There isn't much substance to the thread, but I suppose it's worth reading if you're interested in learning more about how students react to their teacher's weblogs.