Ballerinas & bulls in china shops

One of my personal bugbears is the triumph of ideology over evidence or data – not least because I myself can fall prey to it.  MythBusters is usually silly and about “blowing things up real good” but sometimes what the TV program blows up is preconceived notions.  I’ll never use the expression “like a bull in china shop” again either.

So we have a ton of evidence to tell us how to transform education, yet still we resist change, hem and haw and hesitate.

Time for a leap of faith – with the ton of evidence! Look at these bulls: who knew they were really ballerinas?

About Esmé Comfort

My husband Jim and I moved to the Bow Valley in 1980, settling in Canmore in 1983. Both my children were born in Canmore and attended K -12 in Canadian Rockies Public Schools District (CRPS), French Immersion. For the past six years I served as vice-chair of the board. Alberta Government support to the CRPS Inspiring Hearts & Minds initiative created opportunities for provincial, national and international outreach. In the past I held positions on the Canmore Daycare Board, the preschool board, and various school councils/PACs; I served as president of the local chapter of Canadian Parents for French for five years and sat on the provincial board for two. I currently sit on the board of the Canmore Folk Music Festival, work full time at an events management firm and edit, copy-edit and proofread on contract. My husband and I ran a small main street business for 18 years: supply and install floor wall and window coverings.
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