Posted November 10, 2014on:
I experienced a series of unusual evenings last week. These were not something I could do if I was not my own boss.
Last Thursday night, the TEDxSingapore Brain Trust met to discuss an ambitious project. We had met before and this was the first time we remembered to capture a moment.
Not all the folks in the photo are board (bored) members. A few were guests. But all wore their passions on their sleeves and had wonderful ideas. It is uplifting to meet people with positive and practical ideas for the future.
The next evening, I met a core group of #edsg members for a tweetup at a public space in Fusionopolis. We met to plan an informal online project we hope to implement soon.
Many thanks to @rachelhtan, first-time visitor and impromptu photographer, for the snapshot.
On Sunday evening, I attended the inaugural Startup Weekend Education (SWEDU) as keynote speaker and judge.
I have not received any photos yet.
I also did not get to deliver my keynote as we were short of time and it was late. We had to make a decision for the good of the audience. But I might outline some ideas I had for the keynote in an entry tomorrow.
It was lovely to meet such passionate people at the event. I was very encouraged by the ideas and enthusiasm of the participants. It gave me hope for the future of education in Singapore.
It was a shame that there had to be winners and losers at the event. But this practice was still more authentic than a test.
In fact, I look forward to a day when tests become unusual and irrelevant fossils studied by future educators as something that plagued us and stunted possibilities.