I saw this video last night at the evening session of the Teacher Dialogue Conference being held at Southern Cross University in Coffs Harbour. It’s reflective of the kind of environment I’ve been immersed in over the last two days, where academics and teachers have been engaged in discourse over what’s important in both pre-service teacher education and the way we teach students in schools today. This morning I delivered a Keynote presentation about what it means to be a Networked Teacher. I’ll make a valiant attempt to write a more detailed reflection of my thoughts about the experience over the weekend.
Right now, it’s time for sleep. I’ll be enjoying the sunny weather here in Coffs Harbour in the morning, then will head back to Melbourne in the afternoon. I’m hoping for mild weather back home – been a bit spoilt here in that regard these last few days!
Enjoy the weekend ahead. I hope it’s kind to you. 🙂
One Reply to “School’s out Friday”
The you tube clip certainly got me thinking about where testing is going to take our students. We must remember that tests only show us a small sample of the students ability. Tests are becoming more and more popular and I don’t think it’s a overall good thing because so many amazing students talents are going unrecognized. I know from my own experience at school, I’d sometimes do horrible on a test because I felt stressed before and during the test. Our students can also feel this way.