Tony Gurr

LEARNing!

Actually, it’s about education, training and LEARNing. It’s for educators and teachers who are interested in making a real difference to the lives of their students, their colleagues and their organisations – basically, people who are interested in “doing business” differently in education.

People in education are often divided into two categories – “the thinkers” and “the doers”. We are also grouped into categories based on who we do business with – primary, secondary, tertiary. There are other classifications such as “teachers”, “administrators” and “support staff”. And, then…there’s the various disciplines or sub-sectors – mathematics, engineering, literature, ELT – to name but a few.

Traditionally, many of our discussions have been about “TEACHing”. The problem here is that these “conversations” have been based on a “design flaw” (Barr and Tagg, 1995) and “TEACHing” is still the dominant paradigm that governs our structures, practices and behaviours (the way we “do business”) – across all the classifications people have for us.

This “design flaw” confuses the means and ends in education – and keeps all of us apart.

What we need is more “thinking doers” who come together – across the lines that have been drawn in the sand (or the “schoolyard”) – to talk about “what really matters” in education.

LEARNing – student LEARNing, educator LEARNing, institutional LEARNing!


Finding your way around allthingslearning

I’ve tried to keep the blog as crisp and clean as possible.

On the main home page you’ll see the “title” of the blog.

Just under the title you can see a number of headings. All these are “hot-linked” (in red) and will take you to some of my favourite blogs. For example, THE COMMITTED SARDINE. Say “hi” when you get there!

Under these headings you will find the latest 3 postings from me (bit like newspaper stories).

If you hit the (red) title of the post, it will open up as a single post. At the bottom of the post, you can move back and forth to the next posts by hitting the (arrow) buttons.

At the bottom of the home page, you will see three columns.

  • In the first, you can see me (my “evolution” - the cartoon is by my “big, little girl”) and a list of my latest “tweets”.
  • In the second, you can see the of all my recent posts (and those of my guest-bloggers) and the “archive” of all my posts.
  • In the last column, you can see the “top” posts on the site. Also, you’ll find the blue “follow” button. If you hit this, you can subscribe to the blog and you’ll get an automatic e-mail every time I add a new post.

Easy-peasy, lemon-squezzy – do let me know if you have any comments or ideas to improve the blog: tonygurr@gmail.com

Take care!

P.S: UmutGizem - you are both “stars”!

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  1. this blog is just brilliant. i am either spending too much or not enough time on here. In many ways I don’t care. such wonderful principles/values, such a clear expression of the real meaning and purpose of education. I was feeling a bit jaded, but no longer! thank you for reminding me what I should be doing!!

    • Jackie,

      You are too kind – so glad you find a few of the posts useful. Many, many thanks for the support and kind words ;-)

      T..

      P.S: Too much or not enough time LOL! I am just the same when ı find blogs I like ;-)

  2. Awesome. I agree completely, in all this talk of rethinking education too much of it focuses on the teachers. I am not going to underplay the importance of teacher’s, they shape our minds of course, but in focusing on just teaching, we often neglect the needs, passions, and sometimes, even the happiness of students.

  3. Hi Tony,

    My name is Sieng.

    I wonder if it is ok that I share your awesome photos in your blog on my Facebook page (they will be appropriately attributed).

    Thanks.

    • Hi Sieng,

      TY for the kind words…TY even more for the “request” – I wish more people were like you (thoughtful, considerate – and just “asked”) ;-) Of course, you can ;-)

      Take care – have a great day ;-)

      T..

  4. Thank you very much, Tony.

    I am a teacher (an aspiring educational technologist too) from Malaysia and share resources on Tech for Teachers FB page – https://www.facebook.com/techforteachers.

    Feel free to drop in for a visit. Have a great day to you too! :-)

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