Educators are known for repeating directions. Typically, we are glad to help our students back on to the path of learning. This year has been different in how we repeated directions, however. Oftentimes, the directions changed as local circumstances changed. As technologies changed, sometimes directions had to change. And sometimes we had to give directions to multiple audiences in multiple formats while exercising message discipline. Please share what improved or challenged communication. Welcome to Week 5 of the #8weeksofsummer Blog Challenge 2021.

When any aspect of in-person teaching occurs, communication defaults to in-person (Gurley, 2018). When students were removed from any in-person setting the challenges of communication escalate. Share some of the challenges and the high points of your classroom, colleague, or family communications.

Share the idea of blogging with your colleagues as a way to process the full year of multiple communication styles and types. Take the ideas of the friends in this challenge and hopefully build a future teaching repertoire prepared for multiple communication styles and types!

The Prompt:

Describe what improved or challenged communication this year.

The Rules:

Have a Blog: You may blog on a traditional blog, podcast, or use Facebook; any platform with an independent URL for each post.

Write & Include:(1) This at the start of your post: “This post is week 5 of 8 in the #8WeeksofSummer Blog Challenge for educators.” and please link that sentence to
And (2) please use the hashtag #8weeksofsummer in social media shares of the post.

Comment on my Prompt: Post a link to your blog in the comments of each of HLT’s 8 blog prompts in a timely fashion (We are on vacation, and you may not even know which day it is, so let’s say within a couple of weeks of posts 1-6).

This 2021 #8weeksofsummer blog challenge runs June 7 – July 31, 2020, and is for any educator. The challenge prompts educators with the opportunity of reflection. Each prompt asks them to blog about their reaction, thoughts, experiences with some facet of their professional practice.

Check June 7th and every Monday until July 31st for prompts.

Check on June 7th and every Monday until August 2nd for prompts. Any educator can participate in the 8 weeks of summer blog challenge. Successful completion of all 8 weeks commenting/linking back/sharing via social media will result in one entry into the drawing for $100 USD Amazon Gift card one week after July 31st – when teachers need it most!