|Not what I wanted to see today, more snow showers|
|Our new crocheted coasters|
|Ian chipping away at ice, in preparation for|
the thaw!!!! Now filled with snow again
|Ice on our pond. Ian used the chainsaw to cut away the top|
layer. There was a layer of water and then another layer of
ice. At least oxygen can now get to the pond. Who would
have thought, using a chainsaw for cutting ice blocks!
The other exciting piece of news is that the international trade negotiations seem to be paying off nicely now. I am needed less and less now help, as understanding grows between the trading partners and I'm just there if there is a problem. We are so excited for our neighbour as her company gets a good boost and there has even been another link developing. They work so hard to create the links and ensure a quality product and it is good to see that hard work paying off.
|Tomato seedlings started off. I started repotting them today|
Now do pray tell me, how does one measure performance without subjecting children to endless rounds of testing? Which I thought they had decided, fairly recently was not ever so healthy for children. Also how does one measure a seed planted in a child that germinates into a desire to learn? I know that at times you can train a child till your blue in the face and they still don't respond/learn etc. then a few months, years, decades down the line they suddenly get it. Now how do you measure that? When I made a similar comment on facebook, a friend of mine retorted that maybe they should put MPs on performance related pay and see how they fare under that. Would be an interesting exercise indeed. We would soon find out who are the hard working members of Parliament then.
"The current annual rises for teachers, intended to reflect their growing experience, are to be replaced by a system linked to performance."
|The trees are showing signs of life,|
honest! They are starting to bud now