Procedural Learning

From Dusty World in December of 2014: You can learn anywhere, but some places are better than others We had one of our few professional development days last week (this one on metacognition) and I had a moment of insight in spite of the circumstances. For the better part of three hours we…

Dakar Dreams

I just finished this year's Dakar and it always starts the itch.  As a bucket list item it's well beyond my ken, but I still sometimes think about it.  The cost is in 1%er territory and a school teacher from Ontario isn't likely to find support from advertisers that would…

Connie

cob-webs and rust...  The Kawasaki Concours was a rough looking old thing, but very mechanically sound.  It only has 56k on it and was tight, dry and sounded strong.  The owner was a long time rider who is being sidelined by arthritis, he knows how to look after a bike.  Mechanically…

Motorcyclist’s Bridge to Nowhere

I'm enjoying the new format of Motorcyclist magazine.  It's one of the few US bike magazines I make a point of getting.  They write smart and with a Californian perspective that is very positive and engaging.  Their new graphics format is like nothing else out there.  They also take risks…

Taylorism In Edtech

I've just taken over as the tech-support teacher for my high school after a brief absence.  I don't generate technical problems, so I was right out of this jet stream until I came back in to manage it again. Our first issue involved our student database system (Maplewood) being programmed…

Snow Garage

The snow's flying.  I like watching Waiting out the Winter for some inspiration at this time of year: WAITING OUT WINTER from Andrew David Watson on Vimeo. I did my own less cool and moody version of it here: I'm beginning to see why I'm sore after doing a few…