Tuesday, 1 February 2011
The world moves on
A year of my not writing has now passed.I have finished my year of teaching at a fabulous private school and as the position was a one year contract one I am now back at my old state school. After 29 years of being a state government teacher, the simple fact of changing systems was a huge one for me and I feel I am still processing what it all meant and how much my views on education have changed and my understanding of what a powerful impact having a one to one computer environment can mean. Today I turned up back to school, full of conflict about what I was going to find and how I felt about being there. How do I make meaning of the changes I have gone through? How do I feel about being in a horrendously under-resourced system _ I am now teaching a total of seven classes and have five different yard duties over a cycle.How can I try to make change? certainly there is a much more positive approach to technology but the school still struggles to provide sufficient access.I am now able to write more but I just wanted to mark the changes here and to get myself thinking about what I want to bring to this equation.