Walking Stick Blogger

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Discussion Topic for Teachers: Lower Shields and Step Out of the Zone of Silence

Teachers reside within a zone of silence, it seems, conditioned to not discuss activities within classrooms with outsiders. The cone of silence extends itself to their classrooms, to their students, to the teacher’s lounge, and the learning activities. This conditioning requires teachers to be very careful about what they say, and thus, when it comes to blogging about their professional practice, are unwilling to discuss the goings-on of the learning trade in their blogs.

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