Having had a lump of fat chopped off the top of my head on Friday I was torn between running the long I like to run on Sundays and taking it easy again with the excuse of not wanting to risk an adverse reaction. Once I got going, the adrenalin of this morning’s blog post and the litre of Mate I drank this afternoon while correcting IH DoS Skills and IH CAM homework assignments kicked in and long it was.
A pleasing long it was too, since I managed to keep the pace up, enjoyed weaving in and out of the throng you get at the Palermo lakes on a Sunday evening and I was even able to do a little thinking too while I was at it, which makes a change on my previous post injury runs.
Thoughts centred on the Delta Intensive course starting tomorrow and how I would reply to the comments on the blog post:
Should the Delta course be more Dogme oriented in teaching style? Well, it will have plenty of Q&A opportunities and I’m happy to let the candidates lead what they want to discuss during the sessions I lead. Time will tell how free and easy things become since it depends a lot on the candidates and their learning styles as much as anything.
When replying to the blog comments I should be as thankful and conciliatory as possible – I don’t want to get myself a reputation for being a gruff critic now, do I? But at the same time I’m still amazed at how so many Dogme supporters feel the need to comment and use overexaggerated examples to protect their darling (Who would ever take five course books into one class?). This is the thing that really grates about the whole phenomenon. There I was trying to convince myself that Dogme might be quite a useful reflective tool after all and then they go and get my goat up for no reason. Are all revolutionaries like this? Is it because it won’t be televised?
Perhaps my next step will be a follow up blog post on my second year of teaching – The Prague School. I was lucky, very lucky indeed with the teachers I had around me, the people who came to watch me and the students’ responses to me as well. Time to pay tribute to all these people? Might be readable.
No running tomorrow, but the three Ds lie ahead – Delta, diet and (hopefully) more Dogme debate.