I had a great time down in Hawkes Bay over the weekend, running a Schol Bio workshop for teachers & students from the local schools. I really enjoy these sessions as I get to catch up with the teachers & to work with some very talented young people, who can be guaranteed to ask me curly questions & keep me on my toes. All good stuff (And OK, I enjoy the chance to cruise a couple of vineyards as well! Plus it’s always nice to get back to your roots – I was born in Napier & lived first in Tutira, then Wairoa, & finally Hastings before upping sticks & moving to the Manawatu.)
However, the downside of all this is that the Other Stuff simply doesn’t go away while I’m otherwise engaged So right now I’m wading through marking of essays & tests. (The ‘flounder’ effect, anyone?) Which kind of makes it hard to find time to write anything substantial for you, my readers.
And because of this – a big ‘thank you!’ to Mike Stone, for pointing me at The critical thinking toolkit on the University of British Columbia’s website. I can see that I will have to include some of this in the workshop I’m running up in Auckland in a couple of weeks.
Make sure that you scroll down to the great video at the end!