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There are many fallouts from local shared bike company’s (OBike’s) withdrawal from the market. The one that seems to concern users is the inability to get a refund of their deposit when they first signed up.

I am not sympathetic to those users because the company offered to return the deposits last November. I know because I was also a user of those shared bikes, made a S$49 deposit, and got it back when I read the notice.

You would need to have been illiterate, blind, or deaf to miss that message. The offer was made six months ago and they have had all this time to get their money back.

Even more serious than the inability to read, see, or hear the news is an indifferent mindset. We have only ourselves to blame if the warning signs were there, but we chose to ignore them.
 

 
Something similar could be said of teachers and constant change. Rarely does a policy or practice sneak up on you. If you cooperate, collaborate, and communicate, you should sense the changes coming. You can then prepare for them by changing behaviours in advance.

We cannot expect our children and students to be have “growth mindsets” or to exhibit “grit” if we ourselves do not possess these traits and model them.

Values are more CAUGHT than they are TAUGHT.

This is one of my favourites quotes. I was not sure which image to use so I created two.

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read or write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. -— Alvin Toffler

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read or write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. -— Alvin Toffler

Both capture a sense of helplessness.

The first is the person who is not 21st century literate by circumstance. The second is one who is not 21st century literate by who they are or how they choose to act.

One way to show that I am is 21st century literate is to cite my sources. These are the original images shared under Creative Commons.


http://edublogawards.com/files/2012/11/finalistlifetime-1lds82x.png
http://edublogawards.com/2010awards/best-elearning-corporate-education-edublog-2010/

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