Monday, May 21, 2007
Mainly because they appear still to be alive, that's why. In my last years at work I became depressed by the lack of enthusiasm for teaching displayed by relatively young colleagues, and the growing cynicism which made the expression of enthusiasm unlikely unless you were old and conceited. Like me.
I may or may not learn anything at this gig. But I shall find something of interest, meet up with some new people as well as others whom I really only know online, and feel reassured that there are some areas of teaching which are alive and well and firing on all cylinders. AB feels this will be a day of preaching to the converted - but it's important for the converted to have the chance to confirm one another in what they do. The unwired wilderness is still quite a big country.
Besides, the food part looks promising ...