Sticky. What makes something sticky? I’ve had my students blogging for the last two years. It always starts with excitement and then quietly fades to nothing. But this time it feels different; like a switch being turned on. Is it because I rolled it out slowly, meticulously, delicately? Does it have anything to do with me blogging alongside them? How about the fact that many of them are participating in the Edublog Challenge? Could it be the opportunity they had to share their work with fourth graders? Or maybe these kids just have more to say?
I’m not sure, but I do know that I want to capture it and sprinkle that magic dust on everything we do. Because, for a teacher, there is rarely anything more exquisite than a child absorbed in reading and writing. I’ve been at this for 30 years. It never grows old. These moments of beautiful learning.