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To Ethiopia and Back

Hello again! This coming week, our colleague Bob Price will be back in the Addis Ababa area of Ethiopia. In late August of 2009, Bob facilitated a weeklong seminar with over 70 Ethiopian teachers and administrators. He wanted to return to continue the work—not dropping in and simply returning to the United States--and as you can see on the video clips and read below, the teachers wanted him back, and for very good reasons. This could well be the embryonic stage of a global initiative. A UNESCO official was at the seminar and offered his reflections and encouragement.

Usually in these blogs I offer my thinking in the moment, playing with ideas, sharing discoveries from educators in the field, some from those who have received grants from Thinking Foundation. This time, I will simply share the edited video and selected transcript of feedback from participants — View Bob’s Case Study here on the Thinking Foundation website. It is THAT powerful. The ideas and the deep reflections from the hearts and minds of these educators stand as beautiful, meaningful, inspiring signposts for us all.

One participant said at the end of the week, already welcoming Bob back to their country: 'I hope this journey will not be for first and for the last.'

Bob… have a good return journey this next week. And, bring back more signposts from Ethiopian educators!


David

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