Thursday 1 October 2009: Light in the dark
Sitting in my office at home earlier, the moon was twinkling at me through the window. So I got my BIG lens out, and gathered together tripod and remote release, and in the short time it took to get downstairs, the sky had covered with cloud and the moon had disappeared.
however, I was determined to take a photo, so resorted to the solar lights in the back garden. This is the result, in HDR.
I have had two fab lessons today with my senior students - teaching them to use Adobe Flash - which is tricky when managing 25 students with varying degrees of independance, motivation and self belief! But we're getting there - and there is nothing quite like the feeling when a usually demotivated student, who you have battled with for 2 years, walks out of your classroom and says "thats the best lesson I have ever had" with a massive smile on their face and an obvious sense of pride in achieving something she didn't believe she could do.
Then a 3 and a half hour meeting with external agencies...more three letter acronyms than you could shake a stick at...my prep had been worth it last night, a new working relationship has come to fruition today which could be very positive for us. Some frosty moments, not of our making, but we behaved ourselves and I think demonstrated that we clearly understand our school and know what we are doing.
And validation of all of my number crunching has come - my analysis of the GCSE results actually matches the DCSF analysis...which means that I can stop fretting for another year about whether I have that set of figures right!!!
Just going to bed as I am utterly exhausted and I think I might have developed a post-procedure infection so its off to the Doc's tomorrow afternoon if the situation hasn't improved by tomorrow morning.
Joy! Really though, aside from that, its been a good day.
And Corin bought me chocolates and a cream cake :-) Ta love xxx