Tony Gurr

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What if…

In News & Updates (from the CBO), Our Schools, Teacher Learning, Teacher Training, The Paradigm Debate on 17/09/2013 at 4:44 pm

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Yes, Rosie! I love my Zombies, too…


What if…?

Imagine for a second…we changed the way we thunk about what goes on (or should go on) in our classrooms.

You know…

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…did a bit of a swap!


Not only in what we thunk…but also in how we talk about what we thunk.


Would the world come to an end, acaba? Would the Zombie hordes that tormented Brad Pitt and his ever-so-sweet movie family over the Summer…move into our cities, suburbs and schools?

I know, I know…the zombies have already taken our Ministries, our School Boards, our “Reform” Agenda – but Brad did “win” out in the end…did he not?

By fighting on the “front line”!


Many of us have already taken the first step. I mean…we have been asking:

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…even though we might not like the term “business”!


AND…we already kinda recognise that…

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LEARNing is sooooooo much bigger…

…and something we (as TEACHers) cannot (however much we may want to) do on behalf of our students.



Brad kisses a zombie

No Zombie apocalypse!


I mean…a few simple questions is all that it takes to get us there:

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Mmmm – ouch! But, a nice “ouch”…


Hey, here’s a thunk…what about if all TEACHers-In-Training (you know, those lovely TEACHers-To-Be) had these questions at the heart of their “curriculum”…lecturers that “felt” these questions in their bones…and “walked their talk”.

I wonder what impact this might have on these TEACHers when they get to “do business” – in their own classrooms?

Pretty much the same in the case of humanities – …what if we had humanities educators that (instead of teaching their students “about” books or what so-and-so “meant” in lines 14-15 on page 69) help their students to LEARN about life, work and themselves…”through” reflecting on books!



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Hey, just a thunk

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The alternative, I fear, is waiting for those other Zombies to come up with the next:

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And, this time…Brad is not around to save us!