Archive | October, 2010


8 Oct

Welcome to positive dv8r!

Just a short post to kick us off…

I have been attending the uLearn conference in Christchurch this week and was introduced to the concept of positive deviance by Steve Wheeler in his keynote presentation on Wednesday afternoon. What a great concept!

As I’m sure you realise, teaching can be a pretty frustrating profession, especially during those times when those around you choose to resist change rather than embrace it.┬áIn this vein, I thought I’d share this representation of one of my favourite metaphors about the integration of ICT – Lindy McKeown’s Pencil Metaphor (although, I’m not quite sure who is responsible for this most excellent graphic version).

Where are you?

Where do you want to be?

Where do your students need you to be?