Education

DEEP THROAT

June 13, 2006 1 min read

Fred the Fish over at Are We Doing Anything Today? reflects on the anonymity of teacher bloggers and commenters:

I don't know that you need to know who I am to consider my teaching reflections. ...the anonymity of the blogosphere allows me to reflect publicly. It also enables people to vilify others, using language that I wonder ... would you say that to a person's face? A complete stranger?

Are teachers more likely to blog incognito than, say, any other sector of worker bees? What with colleagues, superiors, and students as potential readers, it seems as though teachers may indeed have more reason to remain veiled. On the other hand, it seems like employees in any sector of the workforce who share their deepest thoughts about their place of work put their economic futures at risk. Unless those deepest thoughts are only posts about how great their boss is.

But even then. Seems more prudent to stay under cover.

Just ask Dooce.

(Are We Doing Anything Today?)

A version of this news article first appeared in the Blogboard blog.