[IAEP] Lots of Interest in SoaS at CUE

Donna Benjamin donna at cc.com.au
Sat Mar 7 15:49:58 EST 2009

On Sat, 2009-03-07 at 09:36 -0500, Caroline Meeks wrote:
> My readings in the class I am taking this semester deal with what 
> sort of beliefs cause people to go into helpless mode, where they 
> give up when they encounter a challenge and what sort of beliefs, 
> and teaching, cause the same people to embrace challenge and 
> believe that continued effort will result in continued progress.

Caroline - I'm interested in that very friction point. Could you share
some of the reading resources you've been looking at?

> "Worldwide people are testing and improving Sugar on a Stick. With the
> help of people like you, trying it and telling us what problems and
> suggestions you have, we plan to having this in the first classrooms
> this fall and in the first schools schoolwide in the Spring.  This is
> an all volunteer effort and your help, even now when we still have a
> lot of bugs, is really important."

This is a good directive. Being upfront about our need for help, and
empowering educators to give us useful bug reports means being honest
about our progress and providing guidance on how to give useful bug and
test reports.  

One small change I might suggest - name a target month rather than a
season eg "in the first classrooms around October or November and the
first schools around April or May.

As this is a global initiative and seasons are different in north and
south hemispheres using 'Fall' and 'Spring' might be confusing.  Just a


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