You go where you look | Day 5 #28daysofwriting

karen spencer

One of this summer’s great pleasures has been getting some road time on the motorbike. It’s neither the flashest nor largest bike I’ve ever owned but it’s great for getting about in town. It’s a Suzuki Inazuma 250, since you ask (means ‘thunder’ in Japanese, I believe. Here me roar!…). Anyway, it does the job.

Whether you are four years old with trainer wheels, or are hurling yourself through London traffic on a Honda CB500 (yes, ’twas I), one vital skill you learn is that the bike goes where you look. If there’s a gap in the traffic, and if you are looking at that gap, you’ll drive through it. If there’s a gap and a pedestrian crossing the road, and you stare at that hapless passer-by, then, well, it’s not a pretty site.

It’s a great metaphor for the way we think about education.

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About gwenelope

English and Media Studies teacher in the wilds of Coventry, about to start my tenth year, which in itself is frankly terrifying. In the small pockets of free time I have have been known to do things like Tough Guy, circuit classes and swim often, very often. It is what keeps sanity near and insanity at bay.
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1 Response to You go where you look | Day 5 #28daysofwriting

  1. karenmelhuishspencer says:

    Thanks for on-sharing my post:) Hope it’s been useful.

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