I just took half an hour our to put myself through an online “Values in Action – Strengths” survey (and then dropped the $20 at the end to get the report) (sneaky buggers didn’t mention anything about that at the start of the survey!). Not that I am too bothered as the report that my [...]
2013 is an hour old and I find myself reflecting on the events of the last week and a bit of my Christmas break. Finding myself back in the culture in which I grew up, from an extended time outside of that culture, I find myself noticing things. Things that maybe I would not have noticed [...]
I have recently pushed the little boat that is BK out into the stormy seas of recruiting for a new job, with the added turbulent winds of attempting to punch above my weight and move into a school administration position. Is it proving to be a very interesting process.
Navigating my little boat halfway around [...]
You have probably seen it.
I sat glued to the television for nearly 45 minutes along with another 8 million enthralled viewers and YouTube numbers are clicking over into the hundreds of thousands as I type. A man. Jumping out of a hot air balloon. From a long, long, long way up in the air, [...]
I was just catching up with a bit of recreational professional reading (is that an oxymoron?) over at BigThinkand I responded to a blog post about using speech recognition software to type. I commented that after using a fantastic speech to typing product for the past six months I have gradually become better at [...]
From time to time things happen within your working environment that cause you to ask yourself, “What would I do if I was them?” We place ourselves in the shoes of those on the receiving end and then in the leather office chair of those doing the delivering, and in the process, think about all [...]
I was reading through David Warlick’s most recent 2c Worth blog post here and he was talking about a Twitter stream feed that he glanced at. It was quote from Will Richardson (who blogs here). While the quote isn’t where I want to dive off from, it is the idea of “value-added” that [...]
This blog post was written by Clay Shirky and can be found here. Do yourself a favour and read it and then start thinking about how you can apply your cognitive surplus. Maybe you can change a little (or a big) piece of your world!
Gin, Television, and Social Surplus By Clay Shirky
I watched this video yesterday and it was the statement, “I dropped out of school because my schooling was interfering with my education” that stayed in my head and rattled around all night. I woke up with it this morning. As I cycled my regular Monday morning 20km it followed me and as I [...]
I spend a lot of my time thinking about how things can be accomplished for teachers who have an idea but don’t know how to realise it. Sometimes it is as simple as creating a template in Word for students to use as a scaffold for their writing. Sometimes we end up digging into the [...]
To think about…
"The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. "
— Alvin Toffler