Rain drops were pattering on the roof top.
Rain pellets ended their journey just above me.
Their pathway was cloud, roof, gutter, yard, street, sewer and lake.
Gusting winds caused the soft sounds to modulate.
Much water fell on the lawn and garden every minute.
It would take all day for the sprinklers to leave as much water as in 10 minutes of rain.
Tiny hints of thunder could barely be heard.
How long would…Continue
Added by Hazel Owen on February 8, 2013 at 20:44 — No Comments
This sounds much nicer than "the last post" though almost as frightening - what am I doing? Starting another blog, on a different topic, on a different platform? [In case you are interested in my quilting blog, you can find it here]. Maybe I can just blame someone - Hazel :-) - for getting me into this?
My name is Monika, I have been involved in education in New Zealand for the last…Continue
Added by Monika Kern on February 7, 2013 at 18:00 — No Comments
Many thanks to Allison Morris for pointing out this infographic. It is, I feel, a first step in a thinking process, as I am not sure what it says, or where the value is. I'd also like to know more about, for example, how literacy is defined in the resource used to inform the infographic so need to go and do some homework. It might, however, be a useful starting point for a conversation...and raises questions such as - why are we comparing education rates across countries? What is it…Continue