Thursday, 19 May 2011

Imitation and Flattery

I have just the best laugh and my it felt good.  I was checking through my Uni message boards and had a look at a new lesson plan that someone had belatedly posted.  Oh my, it looked so familiar.  No, it wasn't a thread started by me, but that plan looked like something I am intimately familiar with.

The plan itself was different.  Entirely.  The template....mine!  Right down to the font used.  Some very wise student must have looked through all the previously posted plans, noted which ones gained critical (I mean that in a good way) feedback from the tutor and decided to imitate a plan that had garnered a "great work" response.

And do you know what, I have just laughed and laughed.  I am touched that someone else thinks enough of my work to feel it worthy of taking on board for themselves.  I think that is what collaborative learning is all about.  This student's lesson plan is entirely their work and it's a darn good lesson, I think.


Squiggly Rainbow said...

that is funny, hope your day was rested, been thinking of you and praying for you xoxo

Tracy said...

Thank you so much Rachel. I deeply appreciate your prayers.