Over the past couple days, I've noticed a lovely lack of e-mail and blog postings. OK, the Tweeters are still as rabid as ever, but there's been a lessening of "must-reads" coming over my PLN.
Is it time to call a moritorium on holiday posts, e-mail and blogs related to all things education? Will Pininterest or Linked-In or Google+ really miss us for a couple of weeks? Might a break be good for everyone's mental and physical health?
Homework and especially holiday homework is facing criticism. I've been hearing some discussion about a novel solution to the digital divide - just stop assigning homework, making sure all kids can get any tech-required assignments done in class. As a student, I diligently practiced SHA - selective homework attention - doing those assignements that I enjoyed and blowing off the rest. Hey, and as I tell my kids, I still managed to graduate in the upper 95% of my class!
I'm not necessarily against homework per se, but I am certainly no fan of meaningless homework.
So how about us adult learners? Can we get dispensation from our "homework" until January 7th, please? My valued peers who write must-read posts, cut me a little slack. Thanks.
Signing off for the holidays - lucky you!