Imperatives for changed practice

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Imperative #One

Look around.  I travelled to a meeting by train recently and walked through a commuter tunnel.  The remarkable thing for me was the age spectrum of those around me: the modern urban workforce. They were largely spread across the age range: unlike, arguably, our schools where many of the workforce tend to be concertina’d into a 45-55 year range.

And, in Japan, they may well be doing more than just travelling to work.  A recent story on the SMH tells of a young woman who has written a number of novels while travelling: all written onto her mobile phone and originally uploaded in instalments to the net, thence by subscription to the mobiles of thousands of young teenage readers.  The hardback edition topped 400,00 sales  !!

Click here to read the story in the SMH

Imperative #Two  - OK: Now that they’ve started to acknowldege the reality of climate change, maybe we can get some acceptance around the need for some different ways of conceptualising the delivery of educational resources and services, and the critical role of a revitalised and affirming teacher within this process.

I was reminded to day of just how powerful some of the content from things like the ‘Pay Attention’ video can be.

If you haven’t seen this piece, then you can see it here on scrngrab_01-dec-03-2142.jpg  Just click the icon to visit the page on TeacherTube. 

You’ll see that you can register an then be able to download content from TeacherTube.  For some ideas about some utilities which can help with some of these processes, have a look at the info here

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