Never has a decision been so tough. Clearly the name of one’s blog must say so much in so few words. Get it right and it will slip into the mind and wriggle in like a tick, something to recommend to others and recall at a moment’s notice. Get it wrong and, presumably, reader-less and rudder-less the hapless blogger rolls and pitches wildly in the waves of online info before bubbling under into the depths of defunct webpages and wrecked wikis. Or some other twisted and wrung-out-dry metaphor.
So. The Virtual Chalkface. Clearly denoting an educational bent, with connotations of sparkling digital relevance and, at the same time, a warm, late summer afternoon nostalgia [?] for classrooms of drifting motes, snoozing youngsters and the gentle drone of Shakespeare delivered in sonorous tones from the front. Thank goodness we can leave that particular picture in the past and hang on, instead, to the stuff from the chalkface which still keeps the kids awake, possibly even learning something.
But let’s be clear here. This is a place for musings from an interested teacher-cum-advisor at Victoria University. Thoughts, information, updates for the Wellington region’s English teachers and a general hub (one hopes) and one-stop shop for colleagues and lurkers alike.
Let the games begin….