This is where we go to improve on earlier efforts, enriched by what we've learned from experimentation and feedback. Learning is not about getting things right. It's about taking risks, welcoming mistakes, dealing with haze, talking it through. It's then time to reflect and go Back to the Drawing Board...
8 February 2013
We have lift-off, Pascale!
How about kicking off with a short explanation for the raison d'être of this blog.? When I told you that I was about to return to the classroom after an absence of 7 years, your first reaction was to suggest that this would make interesting material for a blog. Considering the failure of your previous attempts to get me blogging and tweeting, I admire your optimism. Pontificating into the ether is just not my style. Ever since the age of 11 when I successfully defended my right not to keep a diary as a class exercise, I've known that the one-sided conversation is not for me. It would be like looking into a non-reflecting mirror. The two-sided conversation, though, is a different ball game. Years of correspondence squirreled away in cupboards attest to the fact that I love letter-writing. As long as it's a conversation rather than a monologue then there's much more chance of longevity. It also strikes me as a good collaborative model. So here we go..... The debate started with the title of our blog. How to come up with something that reflected what we were planning to do...'Back to the Drawing Board' was about the 10th suggestion and the only one that was mutually satisfactory. Maybe it was inspired by the very process itself! The description involved an equally lengthy rally of pruning and pondering until we were happy with it. OK. Over to you, as I'm dying to hear all about the ICOT conference you went to in Wellington recently. ^. .^ =+=