What an amazing morning. If you ever have the chance to listen to Will Richardson speak, please take advantage of that opportunity...easily one of the top 5 speakers I've heard in my career.
The afternoon, degraded a bit into a "typical" PD session..new iniatives are met with skepticism and fear. I am okay with skepticism (heck, I'm a card carrying member of Skeptic-R-Us, lol)..it's the fear of anything new that drives me around the bend. It's always the same argument, just with a different focus. Web 2.0 is reality, embrace and deal with it, or at the very least get out of the way and let others educate. There is a disconnect between pedagogy, the Ministry, the Unions, and reality...that is the discussion that should be taking place. Surely, new legislation could easily be passed to protect teachers, and quell some of these fears.
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