Life has been busy, lots of time taken up with work (of course!) but there is life beyond work - right now consisting of the children being on school holidays. Coping with this is not an easy task in itself, even less so while working (no rest for
the wicked BeLchick who will toddle off to Europe for 5 weeks in winter with BeLfamily). However, there is even life beyond the children (hear hear) which led one of my quilts "Frei" to be displayed as finalist in the Challenge at the Australasian Quilt Convention in Melbourne this month. A whirlwind visit over the weekend to Melbourne (which had especially for me turned their season from summer straight to winter - brrr).
On the work front I have put together a collation of e-tools (PC) for engaging reluctant writers here. I would like to acknowledge the incredible help I have received from NZ educators through the Virtual Learning Network and especially from Catriona Pene via her workshop at the recent Learning 2 School Roadshow. Feel free to use, adapt, add :-). In the back of my head I am working on a proposal for a presentation at ULearn in Hamilton later this year - to do with my hobby horse identity, culture, stereotyping and how teachers can connect with their learners in the reality of their busy days.
I leave you with one of currently favourite TED Talks, Dan Ariely: What makes us feel good about our work?
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