Posted by: bwoof | November 14, 2009

Back in town!

The wonderful thing about Personal Learning Networks is that you don’t need to know very much…as long as you are connected to learning-oriented people who tell you lots of things and stretch everything you thought you knew.

So, today, I can’t yet say what I’ve learned, but I know where I’m going to go to learn whatever it is.

Wes is back! And already the stories abound with things I never knew before.

For example, did you know that fruits and vegetables are scarce in Burkina Faso. They have meat at most every meal, and you’d better fancy the goat version if you want to eat. There are poisonous snakes, specifically cobras and vipers and there are guards who watch all the time just to make sure the kids are safe. The guards have guns…but the guns are not loaded. Instead, the ammo is on a belt and the guards access it quickly if need be.

I have no idea what other things I’ll learn, but today has the potential for lots of new lessons.

Grateful for:

  • Air France
  • brown paper bags for all the leaves that fell in our yard

Curious about:

  • how the 450 kids in the village learn and what is their curriculum? How does it compare to Ontario curriculum?
  • how do their teachers get trained?

 

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