Thursday, June 30, 2016

Ubud It happens in this time.



It happens in this time.

Within all of this hassell and bustle, there is peace to be found.
It matters that our approach of founding is addressed.
If we don't walk so fast,  if our minds are rested.
We will have found this, where and whenever we intend understanding.
Time were ritual is small,  place where space is eternal.
There is a pattern to making sense.
Personalised and collective.


Forget the calling of the influential and competitive.
Forget the combatants.
Attempt to day dream.
Fall over the drawn line.
Re-position and let each door open wide.
So much to see in so many small spaces.
A universe in each unearthed cavity.



There are many gods who nonsensically watch us.
All whispering whilst we restrictively rant.
They have privileged loss.
They have fallen from superiority to obscurity.
Their stories are silent whilst we are glorious in distraction.
Fall with them, dream with them,  be at mind with them.



Within each fall, they linger and mutate on.
Through each season, timeless and enduring.
Cyclic they remain unnoticed.
They want to be noticed,  and we can learn from their shimmer.
Their stains against time.
It is possible to see them dance and weave through our space.
Ever-slowly, ever-changing and ever-in-ness.
It happens in this time.
Never in or when convenient.
Busy being,  erodes our capability to make sense.




Sunday, June 26, 2016

Away from the maddening crowd




Have you ever been to Bali?
Have you visited the hills of Ubud?
Have you stayed in Penestanan?
Try it you may like it.



Get away from the tourist industry, that spikes your adrenaline
and roadblocks your inner mind.


Get away from the maddening crowds.
Stay in a family home-stay.
Where rest and relaxation is premium,
Where it is so peaceful,
Where it is still and quiet,


With tropical gardens,
Statues of gods,
Little moats and personalised bridges.
All mannered by human touch.
Waiting and whispering to your senses.
Perfumed sounds of cultural resonance.
A sentiment in time and place.






Saturday, June 25, 2016

Godin Connectedness




Godin Connectedness 
We argued with the vengeance from poorly informed memory.
Straight from the loss to blame.
For whatever reason it perpetuated justification.
Of construeded loss,  from the need to self victimise.
To the need of claiming nothing in particular.
It was the battle to ingrain and embellish memory.
In so, we tore each other apart and to feed individual right.
Our eternal want to be known as right.
The want for immediate anger to surface, rant and to glorify our past glories of being wronged.
And then we rested exhausted.


Thursday, June 23, 2016

Benefits of Virtual Reality in the Classroom


Virtual Reality in the Classroom



  1. Active rather than passive experience
  2. Immersive experience means no distractions
  3. Immediate engagement: useful in today’s world of limited attention spans.
  4. Exploration and hands on approach aids with learning and retention.
  5. Helps with understanding complex subjects/theories/concepts
  6. Suited to all types of learning styles, e.g. visual
    http://goo.gl/5PSg9b 




  • Increase attention span and engagement through challenges
  • Learning as experienced
  • Expeditions without leaving the classroom
  • Boost creativity 
  • Digital Fluency
  • Peer-to-peer support, interaction and collaboration
  • Personal skills


Virtual worlds are used as learning environments. Students can interact with others whilst completing a set of tasks. They also have the opportunity to learn new skills such as sharing, spatial awareness, data visualisation and even developing new language skills. Virtual worlds such as this have been adopted by colleges and universities across the globe.

Plus it is a good way of getting your students to explore ideas in real time and in an exploratory setting. Here they have the chance to discover new ways of learning via semi or fully immersive technologies in which interaction is the main focus.
http://goo.gl/T71hUK


Sunday, June 19, 2016

Electric Racing Cars


When will we see electric racing cars dominate racing car entrants?





Its about time racing teams and big manufactures invested.






Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Can we embrace future visions?


Can we

embrace a new vision of school and work?


Can school leaders embrace future visions of life in schools?


Can industry leaders engage workers in the workplace?


Can we build communities with purpose?


Can we build a sense of wholeness across school, work and life?




Can we create value through sharing rather than competing?


Monday, June 13, 2016

Queen's Birthday - King and Queen quotes to ponder

Let us not take ourselves too seriously. None of us has a monopoly on wisdom.
Queen Elizabeth II


A throne is only a bench covered with velvet. 
Napoleon Bonaparte


Brass shines as fair to the ignorant as gold to the goldsmiths. 
Elizabeth I



All the time I feel I must justify my existence. 
Prince Of Wales Charles


Kings fight for empires, madmen for applause. 
John Dryden



They say that kings are made in the image of God. If that is what he looks like, I feel sorry for God.
Frederick the Great



The foremost art of kings is the ability to endure hatred. 
Seneca (Seneca the Elder)


The past cannot be cured. 
Elizabeth I


Good memories are our second chance at happiness.
Queen Elizabeth II


Kings are not born: they are made by artificial hallucination. 
George Bernard Shaw


If your job is to leaven ordinary lives with elevating spectacle, be elevating or be gone. 
George Will


When life seems hard, the courageous do not lie down and accept defeat; instead, they are all the more determined to struggle for a better future.
Queen Elizabeth II





Saturday, June 4, 2016

Assessment vs Learning: Socrates Vs Cartoon


Assessment vs Learning







Expectations Question:

Does the learner have a voice in what s/he needs to learn?


Thursday, June 2, 2016

Ass essment - the tail that wags the dog


Ass essment - the tail that wags the dog

Sergiovanni and Starratt (2007), assert that assessment has often been looked upon as, “the tail that wags the dog”, meaning, “what is assessed is what gets taught, which becomes or defines the curriculum” (pg. 127).  Assessment should not be something that happens after the instruction takes place for the purpose of assigning a grade, but it should be a relevant part of the teaching and learning process.

Sergiovanni, T., Starratt, R. (2007).  Supervision: A Redefinition.  Boston: McGraw Hill

We no longer have to sort
Let Universities do their own dirty work