I’d hate to think how much of my life I’ve spent in rooms approximately like this; classroom configurations of around 20 to 25 chairs and desks, a blackboard which became a white-board at some stage I can’t remember, some presentation technology (overhead, telly, data projector) a teacher desk, some cupboards, a notice board, windows.
But for all that physical constraint, and that physical lack of progress in 20 years +, I still can’t help feeling a tinge of excitement and anticipation as it begins again this week; as these empty chairs are filled with new students and new complex inter-weavings of personalities and personas as we all start that new school year journey.
I’ve been thinking for the last few days of how I’ll begin the year with my English class (the first context is Survival ironically) and how I’ll try to get all that started, as well as how I can get them using the powerful technology at their disposal for good rather than evil! I can’t wait!
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