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2013 in Review⤴

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Waterlogue  App One of this year's discoveries 

Some quick reflections on 2013   ( 2012 , 2011, 2010, 20092008  etc ) . A lot of this year has been spent trying to push on with the new while getting bits of the system to understand and hold on to the best bits of some of our legacy projects. In everything it is all about communication at all levels. If anything the ever increasing flow of great ideas across education just highlights more how structures and hierarchies need to change to become much more open.  We are still trying to do the same things with new technology plugged in - we are not yet confident enough to really use it to fundamentally change how we do things for learners - and this needs system change and open minds across the educational system.

This year started with an interview for the Times Educational Supplement talking about some of the big changes that are coming and then filled out with usual range of practical projects to support learners.

1. International Articulation work took me to Istanbul and some other exciting places. The work here helps students doing HND and other awards move around the world and cements the international value of our qualifications for Scottish learners. This will open up the doors of more European institutions to Scottish learners  in the coming year.

2. We spent some time looking at the appetite of colleges , schools and training providers in Scotland for more support in direct delivery to learners . There will probably be more developments too here next year
With common units across Scotland there is so much more we could be doing collaboratively in schools , further education and into the workplace - there is huge potential for much greater flexibility for learners.

3. Open Badges .. and finally .. after almost two years of pushing policy changes through system we were able to say some sensible level headed things about the benefits of open badges . I think many folks are just beginning to understand the potential here for learners and there are still some challenges too to be ironed out around display etc

4. Open Educational Resources . Have to thank the on-going support of JISC , ALT , CETIS , RSC Scotland , College Development Network  and many others for helping to open up the policy debate around open educational resources in Scotland . ( It should not be a debate - we should have some national policies here) Special thanks to Lorna Campbell  of Cetis for going  extra mile on this.
We have made some tangible progress . The Open Scotland event was very successful and we suceeded in getting all the right agencies along and engagement from policy makers . Please follow the blog and join ALT and the join our Scottish sig .  I will be moving this debate on again in coming year supporting organisation of both ALT-C 2014 and OER14 

5. I usually get to meet most of the folks with interesting content or ideas for education - this year a lot of these meetings were with different groups trying to get more programming into schools one way or another - robots , gamification , computational thinking . All good stuff but was clearly the year of computing panic across UK . I hope for sake of learners and teachers this gets more coherent next year. At qualifications end the new national 4 and 5 awards in computer science should be able to embed most of this - badges and some other developments should help further down schools.

6. In the evenings and quite a lot of evenings this year I played my part in merging three Glasgow colleges to become Glasgow Clyde College. I am currently chair of the college's learning and teaching committee - having been through the pain of merger and of  regionalisation, next year we will all be looking for the dividends that the new regional structures should give Colleges across Scotland.

And looking on across next year - Early in the new year folks will come to realise how useful the new Glow with Microsoft 365 built in will be for teachers and learners.  In the spring there will be more active debate and finally some action around digital participation across Scotland. By summer the new National 4 and 5 qualifications will be in place for all learners across Scotland . In the autumn and beyond we will see if all the work done to support volunteers , stewarding , security , broadcasting , catering , customer care and more for the Commonwealth Games  Glasgow 2014 delivers the legacy it promises and we will too find out where Scotland's destiny lies 

Over year too I expect to see more coherent attempts by a range of agencies to open up data in Scotland in a way where learners can finally track their own learner journey and they can see potential value of different courses in supporting their journey.

Some observations on my own use of technology this year

Blogging less and less and using twitter more and more
I miss Google Reader , found Digg Reader as replacement but use it less that I thought
Probably picking up more info from Twitter than from RSS Feeds ?
I like my tablet for consuming information and taking notes in meetings .
But I still need a computer -lap-top or desktop to be really productive
I bid farewell to my corporate blackberry and hello to a new shiny Sony Xperia and apologies to all who keep getting twitter invitations  and reminders to join me on twitter from my new phone - still haven't figured out how to switch these off

Finally thanks to my team and all those in SQA for continuing to support me and give me the opportunity to explore new ventures . Thanks too to all of you and all the folks in my broader personal learning network across Scotland , UK and beyond for all the great ideas and support over the year.

2014 will be a great year for global learning - Happy New Year when it comes -
















Interesting Times⤴

from @ Open World

May you live in interesting times is a well known, but seemingly fictitious, “Chinese curse”, and boy was 2013 an interesting time!

I’m not much given to end of year reflections as I tend to see this as a time to look forward rather than back, however I can’t let this year pass without comment.  My former Cetis colleague Sheila MacNeil has already written a lovely reflective post over at her blog called That Was The Year That Was; my equivalent post is rather more That Was The Year That Wasn’t.  Unsurprisingly the year was dominated by the University of Strathclyde’s decision to terminate the Cetis Memorandum of Understanding and make all Cetis staff at the university redundant at the end of July.  However this was just the end of a long, drawn out and bitter process that started with the controversial closure of the department that housed Cetis, the Centre for Academic Practice and Learning Enhancement, in early 2012.  Over the previous eighteen months most of my time had been devoted to increasingly hostile wrangling with HR and university senior management.  University College Union representatives at Strathclyde were helpful and supportive but ultimately neither they, not I, were able to prevent the university serving us with compulsory redundancy notices, or to negotiate better terms than statutory redundancy.   I would be lying if I said I wasn’t bitter about loosing sixteen years tenure and a considerable amount of funding, left behind in various project budgets.  Unfortunately, as I had spent most of the previous year and a half embroiled in HR negotiations,  I had no alternative employment lined up when our redundancies finally came into force, and I found myself unemployed for the first time since graduating in 1990.  To add insult to injury, due to lack of funding, I was unable to attend the ALT Conference in September, and the paper Phil Barker and I had had accepted was dropped from the programme. I was also gutted not to be there to see Sheila accept her immensely well-deserved Learning Technologist of the Year Award, which Cetis’ Christina Smart and I had sneakily nominated her for.

It wasn’t all doom and gloom though.  Determined to leave Strathclyde on a high, we organised the highly successful Open Scotland Summit, which brought together representatives of Scotland’s education authorities, agencies and institutions to discuss the potential of open education policy and practice to benefit Scottish education across the sector, and which featured a keynote from Creative Commons’ Director of Global Learning, Dr Cable Green.

I spent the three months after my redundancy working on variety of project proposals and consultancy bids and it was great to reconnect with several colleagues who I had lost touch with including Lou McGill, Allison Littlejohn and all the great people at Jisc RSC Scotland. I made some great new contacts through the Open Knowledge Foundation too, and got involved with helping to organise the OKFN Glasgow meetups. I also migrated my professional blog from Lorna’s Cetis Blog to Open World, I set up the Open Scotland blog and continued working with colleagues to further the goals discussed at the Open Scotland Summit.

In October I was very much relieved to be back in the saddle as Cetis Assistant Director, this time at the University of Bolton.  Working from home on a regular basis has required a bit of adjustment, but there are worse things to have to put up with!   Shortly after re-joining Cetis I was delighted to see some of the proposals I’d been working on over the summer come to fruition and I’m looking forward to starting the new year with some new projects that I hope to be able to start blogging about soon.

2013 might have been difficult career wise, but in terms of our history research it was a huge success.  My research colleague Heather Noel-Smith and I were delighted to have two papers accepted for peer reviewed conferences run by the University of Portsmouth (Port Towns and Urban Cultures) and the National Museum of the Royal Navy (Press Gangs, Conscripts and Professionals) and to have a research seminar scheduled as part of the National Museum of the Royal Navy Seminar Series in the new year.  Our research was also featured at the National Archives Explore Your Archives event in November.  I also really enjoyed connecting with a diverse and lively group of #twitterstorians on twitter, not least the irrepressible Port Towns crew.  It was through these twitter connections that I had the opportunity to contribute to a blog post written by Joanna Bailey of Oxford Brooks University, and co-authored by Isaac Land, Indiana State University, Steven Gray, Warwick University and myself. “The six best conference questions: Or, how not to paper-bomb at a conference” turned out to be the most popular post on this blog in 2013 with over 2,300 views!

So that was 2013.  There was plenty to say “good bye and good riddance to”, but there were also many real high points among all the doom and gloom, not least of which was the support of colleagues, family and friends.  It’s also been hugely encouraging to see so many of my former Strathclyde colleagues from both CAPLE and Cetis move on to new posts where their talents are very much appreciated.  It’s great to be able to keep in touch and I hope we can look forward to working together again in the future.   So here’s looking forward to 2014, and here’s hoping that it’s a slightly less “interesting” time than 2013.  Onwards and upwards and all that!


2013⤴

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That was 2013 
 

This short video shows some of the highlights for us as a family in 2013.  It misses out a few important highlights but you get the gist.

The year included…

  • Catherine left school and started university
  • Alistair graduated from university (with a first), started work in Edinburgh, got married and moved to Dunfermline
  •  Fiona and Russell sold their house in Eaglesham and bought one in Linlithgow.  They have a new baby son, Daniel Alistair Sheilds, making us very young grandparents.
  • Work continues to be very busy along with church and SU stuff.

All in all a pretty busy year.  I don’t think 2014 is looking nearly as busy.  Happy New Year.

 
 

Nurture 1314⤴

from @ School Leadership - A Scottish Perspective

2013 was, as usual, very busy both in my professional life and my personal life. So what were the most memorable events as the year comes to a close?
1) Continued my engagement with using practitioner enquiry as the vehicle for individual and school development. All staff in both schools, including myself, produced research posters based on their enquiries into practice.
2) Took part in a series of 'Roadshows' around Scotland with Education Scotland, GTCS and Universities, talking to colleagues about our journey with practitioner enquiry and how this approach might help them.
3) Hosted a a visit by a party of educators from India in one of  the schools I lead. Wonderful to hear their development stories and for staff to share our own.
4) Faced difficult challenges in both schools presented by the economic difficulties and realities being experienced by the local authority. Continued to be amazed by the commitment and determination of all my colleagues in both schools to minimise the impact for pupils.
5) Represented colleagues from primary sector on local ICT strategy group and tried to alleviate and address some of the issues presented by educators approach to ICT as opposed to the 'risk averse' corporate IT. We're not there yet.
6) My youngest daughter flew off for a year in Australia with boyfriend. They are home for Christmas but are going back early in new year. I am sure any parent will understand how difficult this was for my wife and I. You want them to grow and spread their wings, but can be difficult when they do. But the stories they have told us about their adventures show we have done the right thing. Both have grown into confident and resilient young adults whilst they have been away.
7) Started this Blog late in the year, after being encouraged by many of my colleagues on Twitter to do so. Was a lot easier to do than I thought, and has enabled me to extend my PLN into some very interesting, diverse and exciting areas.
8) Managed to get away for three holiday weeks with my very patient and supportive wife over the year. Part of my approach to get the work/life balance thing under control. Still love my job and look forward to going in every day, but determined to maintain plenty of 'me and mine' time that I think is essential for all in teaching.
9) Really engaged with Carol Dweck and her work on mindsets this year. I am an avid reader and Dweck's work has been one aspect that has had impact on myself and many colleagues already. This will be built on as we head into 2014.
10) Made my debut on radio @EDUtalkr, talking about our development journey over the last three years. Thank you to David Noble for encouragement and opportunity
11) Finished the year with Christmas shows at both schools. Best evidence ever of pupils displaying all the desired outcomes from Curriculum for Excellence. Confident individuals, successful learners, responsible citizens and effective contributors. All achieved through the support, encouragement and expertise of committed staff.
12) Developed and grew my professional engagement on Twitter. I am a firm believer that we need to collaborate and co-operate to develop our thinking and our practice. We do this at a school, district and national level fairly easily. Twitter allows us to extend this further and makes it possible for us all to connect internationally at minimal cost.
13) Further helped build partnership between University (Edinburgh), the two schools I lead, and the local authority. A central recommendation of Graham Donaldson in his Teaching Scotland's Future report on Initial Teacher Education. Promises to improve not only teacher training but to help professional development and Career Long Professional Development in new GTCS professional standards.

What of 2014?
1) 2014 is a very important year for all of us in Scotland. Not only are we hosting the Commonwealth Games and the Ryder Cup, it is the year of the Referendum. The people of Scotland have a big decision to make and as the year progresses we will become even more engaged in the arguments for a Yes or No vote. I currently stand undecided as I can see the value of both arguments. However, if I just think about Education, I would be most certainly be voting Yes. We have our issues, but we don't have Mr Gove, Mr Wilshaw or OFSTED. We do have an education secretary who is supportive of schools and teachers, and understands what we are trying to do, and how difficult it is.
2) My daughter returns to Oz in January, and we are determined to go out ourselves in July to visit.
3) We will further develop our approaches round Carol Dweck's work in both schools. This will involve working with all staff, pupils and parents to broaden horizons and show how sustained effort can help us all achieve our goals.
4) I wish to complete a children's novel. I have started a couple, but have then either run out of steam or let myself become distracted by other things. To do this I may have to Tweet less and Blog less. We shall see.
5) I will step down as chair of our Learning Community of two secondary schools and nine primaries.  I have been chair for last two years and have thoroughly enjoyed the challenge and the opportunities to help development further afield than just in my own two schools. It is a demanding role, in terms of time and commitment, but it's been worth it and I am sure one of my colleagues will enjoy the role as much as a I.
6) I will continue to play golf, cycle and walk in order to keep healthy in mind and body.
7) I will certainly continue to read on Education, leadership and self-development. This will help me to keep reflecting on my own practice and how I might develop this further.
8) I will continue to fight for what I think is important in education and schools. I will gatekeep and protect colleagues, from unreasonable demands from outside.
9) I will smile more and frown less. I have the best job in the world and I just need to remember that more often. The best way to do this is by maintaining regular contact with classrooms and pupils to remind us all what we are supposed to be about.
10) I have been reading on Mindfulness recently and I will be attempting to stay more in the moment and to control my emotions by concentrating on the things I can control and influence, and letting go of the things I can't.
11) I am speaking to European school leaders in March when they visit Edinburgh and hope to have the opportunity to attend further conferences as both a contributor and a participant.
12) I am really going to make a determined and conscious effort to talk less and listen more. That one should amuse anyone who knows me.
13) I will continue to try and drag our IT provision and curriculum into the 21st century, and I really hope the new Glow is going to help me with that.
14) Perhaps most importantly, I will determine to remain eternally optimistic about schools and our profession. We have wonderful opportunities and we have powerful voices for change, we need to recognise this and do what each of us can to improve what we do, and build on all the excellent work we, and others, have done in the past.
Bring it on!

Auld Lang Syne #OfstedStyle by @TeacherToolkit⤴

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This is a short and alternative take on the classic song, ‘Auld Lang Syne’. The context for this song, is a seasonal-twist to banish Ofsted forever; and to make a taunting-plea that the watchdog is also judged, as we are too. There is a featured performance by headteacher @RachelOrr. Before reading on, click play below … Continue reading »

Turn your new year’s good resolutions into action and save money! Book now for Language World 2014⤴

from @ My Languages


Prepare for the new  year by planning your professional “me time”. This is an invitation to join a great community of language teachers at Language World 2014, Friday 4thApril and Saturday 5th April at Lancaster University, England.
 
Language World is organised by ALL, our subject association, and it really is the must-attend event for all language teachers. It is an annual occasion to reflect and share creative ideas as well as find out more about new pedagogy, policy and practice. Last but not least, it is also an opportunity to meet with like-minded colleagues.
 
The theme this year is ‘Joined Up’, which allows us to explore ways we can work together to meet the most important challenges we face as a subject community. Language World is open to everyone involved in languages education and people from across all sectors and from all languages backgrounds are welcome.
 
For this reason, the programme of our two-day conference has distinct strands for secondary, primary, CLIL, and research in languages education.
 
Language World 2014 preparations are already in full swing and to celebrate the launch of this year’s ALL Joined Up theme ALL is offering an extra special delegate rate starting from just £100pp/d. 
You have until December 31st to take advantage of this great offer, so don’t hesitate, book now!

 
Booking your place at Language World
Please click to view the Language World conference programme for Friday and here for Saturday. (If you'd like to know more about our speakers and their talk, please save the .pdf file on your computer and double click on the blue tags attached in each session box.)

You can find this year's prices including our Christmas special rates here.
To book your place at Language World 2014, please select a talk you’d like to attend from each of the sessions and then open the registration page in a new window. We recommend you have the conference agenda in front of you or open in a separate window as you register, as some sessions may book up quickly and it is impossible to press “back” without losing your information in the registration process.

Getting to Language World
Not a member yet? Time to join! You will benefit from great offers as well as the support of your national subject association. More details here on benefits and how to join.
This year, I will be speaking on the Saturday but I will be also be attending on Friday 4thApril.
See you there!

Batch Processing MP3 files⤴

from @ John's World Wide Wall Display » John's World Wide Wall Display

Lame Encoding

Part of the setup for Radio EDUtalk consists of AutoDJ where various rotations of mp3s are automatically played on the Live shows and stream EDUtalk page. We have now got about 4GB of audio from the broadcasts and podcast. These files are uploaded to the Radio server. As we pay for storage I cycle through a few sets from time to time. When we set this up initially it involved converting all of the mp3 files to 64kbps and mono. I posted a description of the workflow I used to do this here: Summer pt 1: Radio EDUtalk.

Since then I've been gathering all the audio added by simply subscribing to the Edutalk podcast in iTunes. Today I thought I'd sort out the most recent files (104 episodes had build up) and add them into the mix. The last time out I used id3tool to add tags to the audio. Unfortunately this uses a old version of id3 tags which means some of the titles are truncated. I decided to look for a new workflow. I found ID3 Editor which has mac, windows and linux versions, costs £10 and comes with a commandline utility.

This means I can use LAME to make 64kbps mono versions of the files and then just copy the tags across from the original files. I think, in theory, I could extract the original tags with exiftool and pass them to LAME to write them to the new file, but that seems far to hard for me to work out.

So in the terminal I move into the Edutak directory and convert all files to 64 mono in new folder with:

mkdir save && for f in *.mp3; do lame -m m -b 64 --resample 44.1 "$f" ./save/"${f%.mp3}.mp3"; done

This takes a wee while, and then this copies the id3 tags:

for f in *.mp3; do /Volumes/ID3 Editor/Extras/id3edcmd -import "$f" ./save/"${f%.mp3}.mp3"; done

I have a folder full of files to upload to the server (which looks like taking a few hours).

#Nurture1314 – my ’13 highlights and ’14 hopes, by @TeacherToolkit⤴

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I take great delight observing grass-root ideas evolve through teacher-blogs. This initial idea by @ChocoTzar kicked off in December 2012 and is appearing to have established itself as an end of year review for many teacher-bloggers. It’s great to welcome so many new teachers to blogging and #Nurture1314.  Here is #Nurture1314 – my ’13 highlights … Continue reading »

#Nurture1314⤴

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Reflections on a year that was, and a year that might be…not that easy, actually. Introspection, emotions and laying bare to others, not natural bedfellows in my world. ‘Traveller’ genes from my mum meets ‘Irish Diaspora’ genes from my dad, may help explain the interesting hybrid that happens to be me. But, I like me, and I grow ever more comfortable in me.

Was going to flow in calendar year format, but doesn’t truly reflect the ‘trading blows of love, joy and sadness’ that life and I exchanged this year. Jumping chronology, stay with it if you can please:

 2013 

  1. We started the year in Asia’s world city: Hong Kong. In the New Year, we made the decision as a family to return to Glasgow as my children wanted to be home. A simple choice? Yes. The Right Choice? Yes. For me, a choice laden with mixed emotions? Yes, but for US, the right choice…
  2. August 26th, Monday evening: Man Utd v Chelsea. Happy to watch. Missed the game. My daughter taken to Yorkhill Hospital (my admiration for this place and these people; limitless). Diagnosed with type 1 Diabetes- wow, “You sure Doctor, I screamed silently. She is my princess, this doesn’t happen to my babies?”
  3. First day of secondary school for my other two babies, back with their friends and back into the lives they missed. I’m very happy that they are happy- if I can’t get it right for my own family, does it not make it harder to get it right for other peoples’ kids?
  4. Continue to marvel at the strength and courage of my wife. She is going through things in life currently that test resilience, that magnify the lens on your values to a point where you sometimes ponder, “Is this picture we see distorted? Is this a view afforded only to us?” “No!” I love your values ‘cos they are you and as hard as things can be, your moral compass always points in the right direction- thank you.
  5. Met twitter- love it.
  6. Sat in the staffroom on the last day of summer term at South Island School, everyone had gone and I sat in silence for 20 minutes. If you know me, that is a picture seldom painted, but I loved it. I said goodbye and thank you to so many wonderful people and so many wonderful experiences that will live with me and through me, forever.
  7. “Vice Principal in a Top International School- beat over 200 applicants and came through two days of ‘Special Forces” interviews to get the job” Mindset changed over two wonderful years. I am so fortunate to be here, and I want to leave a legacy, not because of ego, but perhaps because things that are worth leaving behind are worth leaving.
  8. Did I make a difference? I’m not sure. Is that a question I should ask as a senior leader? Yes. I think I did a little, I hope I did a little. If my colleagues, my pupils, my parents think of me and our time together, and a smile or a feeling of warmth ensues, for even the most fleeting of moments, maybe I did..
  9. Coached the best group of lads I have ever coached at football. Won the league, lost the cup on penalties and, throughout, a ‘little field of dreams’ allowed me to switch my tap off from school, and enjoy a world full of different characters, full of a different language but cemented in life long friendships and laughter.

10. Said goodbye to all of them in July, but the ‘inner circle’ are my friends for life. I love people, I love life and I loved my time with them, and they now ‘live in my caravan of life, and one day, who knows, we may get to sit around the same campfire again, and break bread together once more…’

11. Back to life and work in Glasgow- what an amazing summer we had. The weather was gorgeous, we could see the sky, and we had fun..alot of fun, with family, with friends, with each other…

12. I am slowly falling back in love with my ‘new life’ again in Glasgow. I am so fortunate to be a DHT in my school, with my colleagues and with our pupils…The school will fly and I really, really want to be part of this journey with everyone. “We can only make the Road by Walking together”

13. Started writing a blog. RMG on twitter cajoled, blackmailed, teased and gently prodded me in the right direction, and him amongst many, I consider to be a friend now- thank you. Like me, my writings can be hard to access but if some people read them, and they cause any spark of introspection, any moment of reflection and further provocations to be asked, then…..maybe the time and energy is worth it.

I am very much a ‘glass is half full’ type of person. I have my flaws, like any of us, but my flaws are as much me as my virtues. Understanding my hopes, my dreams, my wishes for 2014 is quite easy actually…really, did I just write that? Easy?

 The numbers don’t reflect the order of importance, yet the following 14 mean, in different ways, a lot to me. Achievable? Aspirational ? If they create a ‘conscientisation’ beyond the confines of my world, my thoughts, my dreams, then maybe. That is in itself important to me. As WB Yeates said so beautifully, “I have spread my dreams under your feet; tread softly because you tread on my dreams.”

2014

1. That a focus on learning and teaching wins the contest between the systems and structures world. How we do as important as what we do…

2. That I continue to spin the plates of ‘life in SLT’ and attend to the right ones at the right time. The rhythm of SLT; a funny beast at times.

3. That I walk out of my classes as a teacher and think, “that was good, I enjoyed the learning a lot- hope my pupils did also…?”

4. That I continue to think on a Sunday evening, yipppeeeehhhh, school tomorrow…

5. That the culture of coaching we have developed in school really does make a difference. If done well, it is so powerful and our pupils have been so, so insightful in the peer2peer Programme that we have recently set up…

6. That in June 2014, my S6 kids (Year 13) think back on their time at school with fondness, joy and smile, even maybe, through a tear…

7. That my hopes of setting up ‘Disruptive Dialogues’ as an Education Question Time come to fruition. The first one is aimed for Feb/March and the aspirations are clear- now the energy and passion to turn into a reality in my city of Glasgow, with a welcome mat to lay down for all teachers, everywhere, anywhere…

8. That if the above comes true, then we can raise some money to help both Diabetes UK and the recent victims of the Clutha tragedy…

9. That I see more of my friends, I’m not too good at that…

10. That I fall back in love with my kettle Bells… ‘Hugh Jackman body and face double.com’…

11. That everyone who is a teacher reads either ‘The Boy who was Raised as a Dog’ or Freire and Horton’ We Make the Road by Walking’…

12. That twitter and blogging continue to feel like an enrichment to my life, and never a chore…

13. That twitter teachers understand the power of words and language, and four simple ones: ‘as with-in, so with-out’ and continue to treat each other with respect and collegiality when our opinions may differ. How we are on the inside projects to the world outside.

14. To continue to be in awe of my family. I love them very much and perhaps my biggest wish and dream they wrote for me in my Christmas card. An edited version reads:

 

“Walk a little slower daddy, said 3 children so small

We’re following in your footsteps and we don’t want to fall

 Someday when we’re all grown up, you’re what we want to be,

Then we will have a little child, who’ll want to follow me.”

 

Slow down Mark, you’ve nothing to prove and all to enjoy…

Thank you very much for reading,

If you enjoyed in any way, the last 4 hours were, perhaps, worthwhile…