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Professional Learning Series: Culture & Ethos

  When we take our class on an excursion, we have the whole damn thing mapped out meticulously in our heads, our clipboards, our inboxes, on our phones/tablets, and in the heads of our co-workers and students.  Not just in this reality, either.  We've got plans, backup plans, and contingency plans for every possible eventuality [...]

By | 2014-11-17T12:08:26+00:00 May 31st, 2011|Education|1 Comment

Professional Learning Series – An Introduction

  I won't lie, I got into education in the first place as a fairly academic exercise. I'd just finished my undergraduate degree in developmental psychology at my fairly straight-laced, empirical university, was still getting a pretty massive kick out of learning, and wanted to go and gather some real-world ammo for a Masters project.  [...]

By | 2014-11-17T12:09:37+00:00 May 25th, 2011|Education|1 Comment

Bun Bo Xao – Vietnamese Beef & Lemongrass Rice Noodles

Now that the whole gris Paris thing is lifting and making way for some blue sky, sunshine, boissons sur la terrasse, and other things that lift a city out of "group of buildings obstructing my path to the airport and a way the hell out of this godforsaken wasteland" status and into "almost liveable" (thanks [...]

By | 2014-11-17T12:09:37+00:00 May 22nd, 2011|Food|0 Comments