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I am feeling a tad melodramatic right now... 
11th-Jul-2012 03:28 pm
Loz Cola
Can anyone explain to me why:

a) Educational professionals don't practice what they preach? If you're doing a conference all about inclusivity, how about being more inclusive?

b) I keep signing myself up for this kind of stuff?

Ugh. So much of today was just --- the overarching philosophy and ideal of using technology in class --- and not actual this is how you can use technology effectively and authentically in class. It's like --- I would hardly go to an ICT fucking conference if I didn't believe in the power of ICT, you know? I totally decided to skip out on the two afternoon sessions. I thought I had successfully escaped without anyone noticing and then my Principal's voice comes behind me, "Laura, are you going home?" And I am like: "OMG. SO BUSTED." [Not really, but the gist, yes.] And she is gleefully, "Me too!"

I just want to stay home and watch tv and enjoy my last few days of freedom.
11th-Jul-2012 09:43 am (UTC)
Can anyone explain to me why:

a) Educational professionals don't practice what they preach?

It would be something to do with the reason lawyers think they're above the law. Long after smoking in the workplace had been banned in the UK, I went to work in barristers' chambers and ended up having to sit next to a chain smoker ... who had been given a 'special exemption' or else she was going to leave. Everybody thinks that laws and inclusive practices apply only to other people; nobody will ever admit to being flawed.
11th-Jul-2012 12:59 pm (UTC)
It is completely and utterly frustrating.
15th-Jul-2012 10:28 pm (UTC)
That made me think of how unfair it seems to me that where I work (and many places, I'm sure) smokers get 'extra breaks' where they can pop out for a smoke while those of us who don't, carry on working...however I'm not about to take up smoking in order to get extra breaks, lol!

Not sure if that really has anything to do with what you were saying but I thought I'd butt in anyway... hope you don't mind! ;-)
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