Thank you for visiting.
I started Ecology of Education as a multi-author blog dedicated to:
- Exploring education issues;
- Giving educators, administrators, authors, policy makers, or anyone connected to education a voice, thereby granting us all a chance to learn about or see an issue from new perspectives;
- Enriching the dialogue and debate about education;
- Creating a hub of ideas, trends, and opinions;
- Providing a forum for people to connect to and investigate new avenues;
- Increasing traffic to author’s blogs, url’s, schools, organizations, or projects that they deem important.
- Building partnerships and collaborative relationships between dedicated and passionate professionals.
My hope is that the site will:
- Represent a wide range of voices and perspectives;
- Generate engaging dialogues;
- Become a place where people visit to find new directions;
- And, in my blue sky daydream, includes enough international and professional voices that it helps to shape trends/directions in education.
- Attracts someone who can help me take technical advantage of WordPress’s versatility.
Right now I am:
- Looking for more contributors from various fields and organizations — (such as Outward Bound, professors, architects, Teach for America, ed tech folks, etc);
- Very interested in writers who would be willing to copy/paste articles from their own blog and post on Eco of Ed to help get it started;
- Getting approx. 100-200 hits a day (or at least I was before my recent switch to a new site and new RSS);
- Exploring the idea of creating a Ecology of Education Flickr group that updates on the page, providing another angle for looking at learning;
- Hoping to find a few other people willing/interested in becoming editors/networkers to help find and attract new authors/contributors;
Any advice/ideas/suggestions you have would be greatly appreciated. I know enough to know I don’t know much, and am eager to receive feedback and ideas to increase the effectiveness of this effort. Oh, and its free. I am covering all the costs at this time. In the future I may seek grants, advertisers, or generous benefactors. But I am not doing this for money (much like my teaching career!).
If you know of anyone who might be interested in contributing material please encourage them to visit the site and/or contact me: jason dot flom at ecologyofeducation dot net
Jason Flom, Founder
Ecology of Education