The event that started me blogging a few days ago was my reading about the recent Primary Curriculum meeting at the Department of Education. This meeting is covered by blogs from @emmaannhardy @heymisssmith and @imagineenquiry so check them out.
My initial question was not so much why them – as I follow them all – but more why not the teaching unions, if not instead then at least as well.
People have been kind enough to read my thoughts and respond – @teachertoolkit points out that the teaching unions are out of touch – which in turn got me thinking about how this could be.
I have been a member of teaching union my entire career – not that I have engaged much. I rarely vote and generally read about half of the emails they send me – yet here I am wondering they were not invited and pondering if they might be out of touch.
In truth, I suppose I have regarded then as an insurance policy, something to call upon if I need them.
The edu bloggers on the other hand I know pretty much their thoughts – read their tweets and their blogs when I can.
May be the answer is simple – engage more to have your views heard – or maybe I should expect more from my membership? Perhaps a mix of the two?