Rugby

22 Sep

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My second love is rugby (after Benita and Charlotte of course). The game is a science. The All Blacks coach was quoted recently saying that the team needed to improve ‘just about everything’ and that their ‘skills and game structure’ was virtually non-existent.  What I saw were individuals taking responsibility for their own improvement.  Sure they had input from the coach and others but they did the work themselves.  In a week they were able to reflect on their performance, take on the feedback and implement a new strategy. Isn’t this what good learning and teaching is about?

Listening to Hansen reminded me of Michael Fullan -“The glue that binds the effective drivers together is the underlying attitude, philosophy and theory of action.”

Our All Blacks are a great example of a learning community in action.  We owe it to our students to be playing and have standard like the ABs.

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