The Daily Blog Open Mic – 27th February 2024


Announce protest actions, general chit chat or give your opinion on issues we haven’t covered for the day.

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    • Glad to see you remain a fan of RNZ @ Grey. It’s not perfection by any means and there is much to criticise:
      Most presenters haven’t worked out that the word ‘bRought’ still exists (except for Katter Ri Owner Mac Lee Odd [darling], Kathryn Ryan, Giles and the boise}. And the CEO’s BFF – Willie from the Chocolate factory is STILL there after what he’ tried on, AND the demise of The Wireless. There’s dead wood in there that could be culled – bearing in mind salaries are a bit proportion of its operating expenditure. (They’re ‘management’ celeries’)
      It’s detractors should probably be careful what they wish for though

    I love this headline and image and the dreamy-eyed image of the Minister that goes with it.
    How many alcoholic drinks or puffs of something does it take to reach that state of fanciful euphoria?

    Write to Santa now Mr Bigwig as the post isn’t as fast as it used to be, and soon there will be nothing sturdy at the North Pole which will be a notional spot on the globe, heralding many others perhaps hopefully, not the one you are dreaming on. But dream on anyway, you will be no loss.

  2. What are they learning at secondary school these days? I think there is something called
    experiential learning.
    Experiential Learning is the process of learning by doing. By engaging students in hands-on experiences and reflection, they are better able to connect theories and knowledge learned in the classroom to real-world situations.
    What is Experiential Learning and Why Is It Important?
    Kent State University › community › what-experiential-l

    I’m so prejudiced – I bet you a chocolate fish that is a USA University explaining that. There must be some background to the mess that they are in! And while we needed to change and widen ours, education is partly socialisation, ie getting on with other people than just whom they meet at home and briefly in the neighbourhood. So:
    Perhaps the most important function of education is socialization. If children are to learn the norms, values, and skills they need to function in society, then education is a primary vehicle for such learning.
    11.2 Sociological Perspectives on Education | Social Problems
    Lumen Learning › chapter › 11-2-socio…

    So who is teaching them this:
    A very serious message needed to be sent to students that there was nothing funny about lighting fires, [principal Catherine Law] Law said.
    “Whilst we all know that young people don’t necessarily do these things with the intention of malice, of hurting people, they don’t necessarily think that through.
    “I need every single student in our school to know that it’s not fun, it’s not a joke, that’s not a funny thing to do – it put a lot of people’s lives at risk.”

    Television, films that are exciting and daring, games that set upa situation which they participate in – probably. Parents would hardly have a look in, opportunity to sit down and chat these days.

    What about educationists with good, thoughtful ideas and not just fashionable trends. Rudolf Steiner, Ivan Illich; would A S Neill even be good. Christchurch has tried something similar but the youngsters had few mentors to discuss problems with, or to egg them on to get their projects done as needed.
    It’s time to introduce work ie physical and ‘tasting jobs’, at an early age in with ordinary schooling as an integrated thing. We have a relatively playway, leisured system at present, but the present is pressing close on us now that our society is broken with no hope of time to renew it. We need to enable the young to cope as capable people not indulged, underrated or compromised children. Think of the message of the play The Admirable Crichton written by J M Barrie.


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