Day 82 (of 183) education and the waiting game (inspired by waiting for superman)
Waiting for Superman is the name of a US documentary that (very) briefly is about the ‘breakdown’ of US schools and some of the attempts used to fix them. In analysis and hindsight (and in my opinion) it is more a cautionary tale about waiting for “one” person/thing/action/??? to “fix” education. There is a lot that is working in/for education:
Assessment For Learning principles
But (as I’m off sick for the day) it made me consider some fun titles for some of the other titles for distractions that may be fitting for upcoming documentaries (or even better: mockumentaries)
Waiting for Iron Man – hoping tech will save the day when in reality the story is about a man with anxiety who tries to self medicates (Stan Lee went deep and uncomfortable in this storyline) and often alienates those around him (know any students like this?) while finding comfort in technology (often by himself).
Waiting for Updates to Install – fresh look at old ways? or transformation into how things will now work? Wishing that people would just understand that ten year old operating systems are just fine vs looking for the next shiny disruptor. But it can feel even worse if at the end of the process you learn you don’t have the right privileges to engage the updates….
Waiting for Godot – sometimes the classics “get it”. A classic play with characters endlessly waiting for the arrival of Godot….and waiting – and yes, you can wait too long….and sometimes you miss what you thought what you were waiting on…
My advice from being frustratedly sick at home – don’t wait; do/try/explore/inquire….but don’t wait for others.