While I’ve been moving to the notion for some time now that what I should be doing as a teacher is to help individuals work their way into learning networks, I certainly haven’t been thinking so in isolation. One person that’s really, really helped me to clarify my thinking on the matter, as well as to help me rediscover some of the passion that’s been missing from my work in the last couple of weeks, is Stephen Downes. His podcast from his recent excursions into New Zealand has really been useful. Defniitely worth a listen, maybe at least two. I’ll probably be returning to that piece of audio a few more times. I dig his passion. Lots.