First the earthquake and then the tsunami

Six weeks done and we enter our virtual online Spring Break. And my social media both professional and personal is awash with questions from people about school closure and online learning from a teacher/librarian/tech/personal point of view. It's the long tail, the tsunami hitting land after the earthquake at sea. And I know that's just … Continue reading First the earthquake and then the tsunami

Panda Madness

As we move into Week 5 of online learning I had a yearning to return to my librarian roots. I was prompted by our librarian network sending out a notice for the voting for the annual Panda Book Awards. Despite the closures the voting will continue. In my previous incarnation as a PYP librarian in … Continue reading Panda Madness

Objects in the mirror

As we enter week 4 of online learning (and week 5 for me of the supporting and setup) a few musings on the process. I chose today's title because a lot of what we do is like trying to drive a car in reverse over a long distance for a long time with only a … Continue reading Objects in the mirror

Ha, ha, ha bonk

That's me laughing my head off at my thoughts two weeks ago on this same blog. It's also me laughing at this article about setting priorities and using the "Urgent / Important" matrix.  So we've just finished our first week of online learning and I've learnt a heck of a lot. One of the main … Continue reading Ha, ha, ha bonk

Preparing for closure – don’t make it about Tech

By now the nCOV potential pandemic is world news and international schools over China are in (full) preparation mode on how to continue teaching and learning via online modalities. As part of my preparation, I'm planning to blog daily. Because it's not about the tech. It's about mental and psychological preparation to sit this out, … Continue reading Preparing for closure – don’t make it about Tech