In case I haven’t said it yet, welcome to my blog! Whether you are an educator, a student, a parent, a friend, a family member, or you just happen to have stumbled upon Adventures in Teaching Fourth, I hope you’ve found something here worthwhile!
As a blogger, and especially as a education blogger (that is, an educator who blogs about education), my primary purpose in blogging is to reflect upon my philosophy of education, my practices, my policies, and my general experiences, particularly those relevant to being a fourth grade teacher. As stated in the manifesto, I am not particularly concerned with driving traffic to my blog, although I am pleased to see that I do have people who visit. Most who visit do not choose to comment. But if you do, please keep in mind the following:
As a visitor to Adventures in Teaching Fourth:
- You have the right to remain anonymous. However, as I know many of those who visit, please let me know if you wish to do so, and I will make sure that I do not “out” you in the comments or in blog posts.
- You have the right to be heard. While I do moderate comments, that is purely for the purpose of avoid spambots and inappropriate comments. After you have commented a few times, your comments will be automatically approved.
- You have the right to disagree. You may not like my ideas. You may think I am totally out to left field. You have the right to say so.
- You have the right to be respected, by me and by other commenters. Disrespect, including name-calling and inappropriate language, will not be tolerated.
As the author and owner of Adventures in Teaching Fourth:
- I have the right to participate in the comments. If you comment on my blog, I will almost certainly respond to you in the comments.
- I have the right to disagree. Just as you may disagree with me, I have the right to disagree with you.
- I have the right to moderate comments. Comments may be altered if they contain inappropriate content, or they may be discarded entirely. If this happens, I will do my best to explain why.
- I have the right to close comments. If I feel that a conversation has reached its ending point and the comments are entering an endless loop, I will close comments on the post.
- I have the right to quote your posted comments elsewhere on my blog. There are times when a blog comment will lead me to dedicate a new post to that comment. When this happens, I will post the relevant quote with the appropriate citation/link.
- I have the right to alter the comment policy without warning or notice.