However, this post isn't simply to show off my sartorial elegance. It is also to pick up on a comment from the Heppell talks to a Sick Dog post. It is always good to get comments on a post (as re-assurance that someone else is reading it apart from anything else). However, it is especially good when someone you are writing about takes the time to reply, as happened in this case where Stephen left a comment. (And I'm ashamed that it has taken this long for me to make my response to his comments.) His observations on schools in the USA are interesting - especially in the light of the Schools Computing Workshop we held at Jordanhill in May 2007. (We are currently putting the finishing touches to the written report of that meeting so I hope to blog about this workshop again fairly soon.) Perhaps we Scots are, at times, unreasonably proud of our Education System so it is good to have people outwith Scotland agree that we have at least got some things right and that Scottish educators are "very well placed to make a significant contribution" to "radical schools and approaches". Stephen promises to say more about this at SETT (aka the Scottish Learning Festival). I am looking forward to hearing more! I wonder if Stephen would be interested in coming along to the TeachMeet? If he wants to meet and learn with a group of forward looking and innovative teachers, TeachMeet is the place to be!
Finally, a bit more on the t-shirt. Stephen concludes his comment with a reference to the t-shirt which he describes as "VERY collectable". Since this is still one of my favourite t-shirts, I fear mine is approaching the end of its useful life. It is already a bit faded and there is a small hole in the armpit. If I want to save it from being turned into dusters, I guess I should stop wearing it now and get it framed instead. "VERY collectable"? Hmm! I wonder how much I'd get for it on eBay? Any offers? :-)
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