Lessons Learnt

Today was filled with a myriad of lessons learnt. Mostly ‘The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.

Namely- don’t assume anything!

  • Just because you have been to a venue to check that you have a wireless connection don’t assume it will be fine when you go to use it.
  • Just because you can access the internet don’t assume that you will be able to access the Movie Making wiki you had laboured over to ensure that everyone had access to the resources you intended to use during the Lead Teacher Day.
  • Don’t assume that because you had jacked up a Skpe Video Call to talk about digital storytelling with Anne Mirtschin in Aussie that you will be able to actually speak!
  • Don’t assume that because you previously accessed Twitter that you will be able to five minutes later to tell Anne that I couldn’t get Skype to go.
  • Don’t assume that Lead Teachers have used movie editing software before.
  • Don’t assume that when you put a nearly full bottle of milk in the boot of the car to bring home that the lid would on tightly enough to keep all the milk in the bottle- I have spent the last two hours cleaning up a litre of spilt milk that had soaked into the boot carpet and down into the spare tyre well. No use crying over spilt milk but some valuable lessons were learnt today.

8 thoughts on “Lessons Learnt

  1. Bummer about the milk, but do you know what?? In spite of all the things that didn’t quite go according to plan today, I came home motivated to implement some of the bits and pieces that came up during the day. So, yay!! I enjoyed getting a glimpse of the potential goldmine of ideas out there, and it was great that you lead us to it. I am inspired! Good effort I say.

  2. Alannah, we all have those days and I completely understand. I have had far too many like it. So often when I tee something up, our internet fails to work. What a pity you could not use your wiki, that was such a good idea. However, did you get on and what did you do then, to fill in your day. Look forward to having a go on many more occasions as your work has been inspirational to me. Just to set the records straight, you did get your skype message through to me so I could see that you would not be on. So thanks for that and I had lots of other things (that I keep putting off) to keep me going. Look forward to continuing work with you.

  3. It a hang over from St Patrick’s Day, His mate Murphy (of Murphy Law fame) finally got over hear and came a callin.

    We all have days like that and you have taken the best route – lessons learned as opposed to spilt milk and tears


  4. Sounds like you have had an all around rotten day. Just imagine, you have no where to go but up now plus you had something to blog about. There’s a silver lining in every cloud!

  5. Sounds like my recent workshop on VoiceThread which didn’t work as none of the computers at the school had Flash loaded and didn’t have admin right to install it! And that’s after I’d spent ages making instructional sheets and testing it out at home. I think the thing about being a facilitator is that we can’t control all variables and sometimes we have to roll with the punches 🙂

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