Curios of the week #10
Clippings, endnotes and other ephemera
COVID has been making a most unwelcome reappearance in Ballarat over the last week with people testing positive all over town. It is autumn down-under and so perhaps an indication of what is to come this winter and in future years.
I had an early start of the week on Sunday. Wait… I don’t want to breathe life into the infernal debate about what day is the start of the week so I should maybe retract that. I found myself at the XCR cross-country event at Albert Park in Melbourne. No, I was not taking part but I have a family member who did.
We had to wake at 5am — on a Sunday — and as we arrived, Lakeside stadium was being lashed with wind and rain. The bedraggled and soggy assemblage of parents were bunched together at the top of the stand which, at that point, was the only place the rain could not find. One father quipped, “We are here because our children are psychopaths.”
Fortunately, the weather cleared and it was sunny for the big race.
Symposium of the week
Next week, Sounds-Write are running a Symposium. It is billed as, “A Virtual Conference with over 35 Expert Sessions, for Educators Professionals, and Parents.” I am one of the presenters and recorded my session on cognitive load theory last week.
Sounds-Write are offering a free ticket which provides access to all the talks — including mine — for a limited period. You can find out more by following this link.
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