The answers are simple: Some of them have gone off to college, some have subtly retreated into a period of self growth, some have moved on with their lives.
The fact that teachers consistently remain where students don’t is painfully obvious. It’s natural that students move on and stop caring extrinsically about their grade in English or how to integrate blogging with their classroom. They’re able to blog and find their own life teachers for themselves.
Students come into the edublogosphere and then they leave it just as quickly.
So do students belong in the teacher eat teacher world of the edublogosphere? Can you really trust us to care for long enough?
I challenge you to show me proof. Send me links and email me with students you think are passionate leaders and doers. Students, if you’re reading this, speak up. Use this as your megaphone and tell the edublogosphere how you honestly feel.
Until then, this is an open pulpit waiting for the right voices.