Yes, it’s definitely time to get back into keeping this blog alive.
We are living through a time of need to look ahead with optimism.
This may sound odd, when there is the appearance of so much to be pessimistic about. Economic commentators draw comparisons with the Great Depression; G8 leaders gather to consider Global Warming; and the continued polarisations which seem to be occurring across so many social, religious and political dimensions, all combine to paint a bleak picture: if that is how we choose to view it.
Whatever our predisposition for seeing bleakness, we have responsibility, as educators, to create an optimistic environment for our young people. To do so is to encourage and support the growth of the skills and attitudes within others which promote the synthesis and organisation of the exponentially growing streams of ideas and information by learners in ways which have significance and richness within their lives.
There..something esoteric to get the posting started again.