|Above the line thinking by the cool kids at Teacher Academy|
Time at Teachers' Academy with the most wonderful Karen Boyes has reaffirmed some long held beliefs:
- Teachers are hilarious
- There are some great teachers out there in Westmount schools
- Teachers are not afraid (for the most part) to challenge themselves and give things a go
- My colleagues are great learners
- The group chemistry is a mysterious and wondrous thing and we had an awesome bunch. Especially the small group of Murray, Kelsi, Gina, Renée and me (none of whom I knew before starting this PD and only Renée I'd met briefly before)
How wondrous? When we were given a task during the three days at Teacher Academy and told we could go anywhere to work, we stayed together as a group without any tacit agreement to do so (the only group to do that btw) - we just liked each other's company obviously. Wondrous.
I've known this feeling before a few times. At UNITEC 1999-2000 doing a post graduate diploma I was in a large bunch of educators and we all instantly clicked. Even the co-ordinators of the course commented on it!
The power of a team that clicks. Mighty.
So - raise your glasses and salute Super G, Muzza, K Dawg, Renoir and, erm, me.