These are the slides from my workshop about backchannels that I ran this afternoon in Bath, Maine. Earlier this evening I gave a presentation for the
(Yes, something weird happened when I uploaded to SlideShare to cause my first slide to get a bit off).
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
|Image Credit: Zooomabooma|
At this point you might be thinking, "Richard's gone off the deep end." Don't worry there's a tie-in to education coming. But truth be told I've wanted to write a post mentioning two of my favorite bands for a long time.
These bands have toured for more than a combined fifty years but only had occasional appearances in "mainstream" success metrics. Yet they were and are extremely successful because they focus(ed) on reaching their core audiences instead of trying to make broad appeals like so many of those atrocious boy bands. As teachers we're also not likely to receive huge mainstream kudos (heck I might settle for our profession not being lambasted in the press), but if we can maintain focus on our core audiences we can sleep at night knowing that we will be successful.