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Please, Ma’am -- Step Away From The Blog

By Alexander Russo — January 29, 2007 1 min read

“After long days of grading papers and disciplining rowdy children, a growing number of tech-savvy teachers are creating online journals to vent about the stresses of the profession, according to this Houston Chronicle article (Teachers venting on blogs often go underground ). “Educators who have already embraced the technology — called blogs (short for web logs) — find themselves walking a fine, virtual line of conduct. They strive to entertain and inform, but can’t violate their school districts’ ethics policies or federal laws designed to protect students’ confidentiality. Most teachers who blog have opted to do so underground — refusing to cite their names, workplaces or other identifying details — to avoid potential professional pitfalls.”

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