Blog of proximal development wants his students to get to know him as he tries to express himself as more than a teacher:
What I am really concerned about, however, is my own voice. For the past three years, my three successive grade eight classes enjoyed blogging and created successful and engaging blogging communities. Most of the time, this development took place without me. While I certainly encouraged my bloggers, discussed their work in class, and posted comments to involve my students in instructional conversations, I have always been absent as a person. This year, I want things to be different.
He discusses how the classroom blog helps him to express himself, and helps his students see that he is not just Mr. Glogowski.
A version of this news article first appeared in the Blogboard blog.