Summoning the Spirit of the Dodo

A wonderful article by Chris Franek – and a quick personal observation: sometimes you have to go back in order to move forward.

Oxford University Press

Chris Franek returns with a word of warning to teachers about getting caught up in the speed of technological change.

In a previous post I talked about the infamous dodo bird that mysteriously became extinct in the late 17th century and how we teachers should take care not to suffer the same fate due to our occasional blind love affair with technology. It’s quite funny. My girlfriend often affectionately refers to me as a dodo. More accurately, she calls me a “dodo bird” which is somewhat confusing because I don’t know if she’s referring to an extinct bird or an idiot. I suspect both.

It got me thinking about the evolution of the meaning of the word dodo. As I mentioned in the previous blog post titled, “Is the Teacher Going the Way of the Dodo?” I talked about how the original dodo was the infamous now extinct…

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2 comments on “Summoning the Spirit of the Dodo

  1. Chris Franek says:

    Thanks for re-blogging this on your site Christina. I am always interested in engaging a wider community in conversation. I really liked what you said on your about page about being “constantly available for hard work that matters.” Doing work that matters, good work, is something that has unfortunately been marginalized by society and it’s really nice to hear about someone who is doing that kind of important work because the people that are served by that work are so much better for it. Thanks again for your support Christina!

  2. ChristinaC says:

    Thank you for this lovely comment Chris and for taking the time to go through my blog! Working hard has to be worth it and there is nothing more valuable and rewarding than sharing what you have learnt with people equally eager to listen.

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