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How children learn. August 26, 2012

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Last week I spent two days at CORE Education as part of my eFellowship programme.
Connecting again with the four other eFellows and our mentors creates the warm fuzzies you feel when catching up with a long lost friend- only this time it’s six friends.
Ann, a fellow eFellow, has all but copyrighted the word “magic” as a descriptor for all her experiences, but magic is a contagious word which has crept into the collective language of the eFellow five … AKA the Famous Five!
MAGIC is what our two days together were.

We spent Friday afternoon presenting to each other an outline of the presentation we will deliver at uLearn in October.
As a presenter it was harrowing.
Standing before our peers and talking “our talk” bought up some very strong emotions for us all.
But, sitting on the other side of the table as an audience, we were all blessed with a truely amazing insight into the working day and life of this pretty amazing group.
I felt completely humbled to be in a room with four teachers who are so passionate, talented and giving with their knowledge and ideas.

Late Friday afternoon we had finished our programme and were reflecting on the two days that were.
Derek Wenmoth; one of the directors of CORE Education came into the kitchen to say goodbye.
Conversation ensued and Derek shared stories with us.
At the end Derek talked about the volume of information coming via email, and how he will pick one thing to explore and reflect on, then often blog about it.
This really spoke to me.
The deluge of emails, tweets and news feeds we recieve each day has the potential to create inertia as all we do is try to process this never ending stream work, leaving us time starved to actaully “do” anything with the ideas generated.
This morning I’m taking Derek’s advice and taking one thing from my inbox, reading it and doing something with it.

It’s not a tool or tip that requires further learning, but a link which I think is timely after my  third masterclass as part of the 2012 eFellowship.



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