School’s out Friday

This video is one I really must find a way of integrating into some teachable moment this year. I’ve no doubt there will be a myriad of opportunities that will present themselves. Teachable moments aren’t restricted to school – last night I took great delight in responding to my son’s complaints with the ‘First world problem’ retort. I love that look you get when they realise you’ve adopted the language they use, especially when it’s so pertinent to the pettiness of whatever it is they’re going on about!

The link to the video was shared in the Twitter stream coming out from the Google Apps for Education summit (GAFE summit) that was held at MLC in Sydney over the last couple of days. There were some very useful tips shared that you can find by searching #gafesummit on Twitter. The educators who presented have very generously shared their presentations and they can be accessed from this link. Yet another example of the sharing nature of educators who have learning at the forefront of their thinking and want to make sure that others can benefit, even if they weren’t present. I very much appreciate your efforts. :)

I returned to work this week as part of my new role at my school. It was a bit of a shock to the system, but I’m back in the swing of things now and looking forward to a sleep in tomorrow morning. The weather’s looking good, so I’ll be finding some time to relax in the sun. I hope you find some time to do the same. :)

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  1. Hi Mrs Luca,
    I watched this video recently, and it reminded me of another video that corresponds to it, however perhaps not using so much humour. Here’s the link: http://www.youtube.com/embed/oQrUHFLGkEA?fs=1&feature=oembed
    It’s interesting to see how people respond to such videos, seeming as if they’ve jumped on the bandwagon and perhaps realised just how petty our complaints are, only to resume normal habits within a day or two. I commend the people who’ve really took these things on board and started doing something with what they can offer.

    On another note, congrats again on the new position at school, I know you’ll do so well and really encourage people to think ‘outside societies box’. Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

  2. Hi Mrs Luca, I hope you’re having a lovely break!
    I absolutely love coming and reading your posts… you make very interesting points.
    I’ve done a few more blog posts that I’d really appreciate you having a look at, I value your feedback very highly.
    See you soon.

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