A little competition

This appears at the start of a dissertation I am reading by Rae Niles, completed in 2006. She starts her work with a little ditty written by an anonymous high school student from Abilene, Kansas. It appeared online in January, 2004.

I had a great time working with 14 folks from GES this week – training for the future of their school and possibly the future of our school division. While I was involved for “digital” and “technological” reasons, our real purpose was to consider concepts such as deeper learning, project-based approaches, and considering how we can personalize learning for students. While we joked around about some things be “hot” (thanks go to Mrs. Richardson from Apple for the phrase hotness), I was humbled by the group’s eagerness to approach all of this with an open mind.