". . . talking about all our NOT rules and how that makes the students focus on what
NOT to do. I agree. Don't get me wrong, I agree with these NOTS but I
think we are missing the boat. We need to focus on the possibilities."
I thought her approach was good, talking about how so many of the “rules” are about what not to do, instead of what you should do. And that students might respond better to what they should do.
Along with that, here's a post (along with links) to a discussion about being careful as a teacher with blogs and some of the things we need to keep in mind.