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Not normal, please

Posted on: June 29, 2020

During the COVID-19 lockdown, people seemed to ask: When are things going to return to normal?

I, for one, do not want things to return to normal if normal means:

  • still being selfish and inconsiderate.
  • being wasteful of time and resources.
  • forgetting how even emergency remote teaching might improve classroom practice.

Oh, and please do not spout “the new normal” if this is just old packaged as new. That phrase is as overused and meaningless as “unprecedented”. Even a casual examination of recent history and a cursory study of systems will reveal that little has never happened before and that norms take a long time to establish. By the time norms establish, they are not new any more.


1 Response to "Not normal, please"

Murray Bourne: Too many ppl are mad keen to get back to “normal”. Great opportunity to reset so we move towards a circular economy and away from environmental catastrophe.



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