Front Row Seats On The Yarra by Paul Best, The Age, 16 May 2012
“”I’m trying to give a familiar landmark a new perspective,” Koop says, wondering aloud how many of us have crossed our famously murky waterway in an inflatable craft. ”While a lot of Melbourne will cross the river and experience these sites, quite often it’s something you’ll skirt over really quickly.
”By spending time and lingering at these sites, we’re really hoping to expand upon what these things can mean. But also what we’re doing is getting people to linger and spend time with themselves.””
You can now buy a ticket with the full blessing of Parks Victoria.
With one group of students, the teacher provided strong “scaffolding” — instructional support — and feedback. With the teacher’s help, these pupils were able to find the answers to their set of problems. Meanwhile, a second group was directed to solve the same problems by collaborating with one another, absent any prompts from their instructor. These students weren’t able to complete the problems correctly. But in the course of trying to do so, they generated a lot of ideas about the nature of the problems and about what potential solutions would look like. And when the two groups were tested on what they’d learned, the second group “significantly outperformed” the first.
Shore Thing // SBSB do Bundanon pt 2
Dear my lovely niece,
How is it that you inspire me one moment by hugging me and saying you love me. Then the next moment I’d filled with dread as “no, leave me alone. I’m not talking to you.” flows from your lips. Well ah lass those are the truths of arriving home in Wangaratta for a stop over on route to Melbourne.
Family. Either of blood or spirit bring joy and wall breaking dread moment to moment.
photos: Max Milne
Horizon/ grey gum/ wombat/ mossy rock/ sandy shore/ echo chamber/ ampitheatre/ canopy/ bull in field / dirt track/ mud under foot/ squelchy boot/ early morning/ dark dinner/ windy road/ front gate/ neighbour’s fence/ signpost/ bitumen road/ dotted line/ speed limit/ traffic/ roadhouse/ roadtrain/ cow on truck/ advertisement/ portaloo/ paid lunch/ smooth ride/ counting down/ highway patrol/ airport/ sky road/ headlight/ lights ahead/ fast food suburb/ highway’s end/ defined block/ street map/ sprawling grid/ adjoining house /red light/ neon/ shop front/ immediacy/ mass/ choice/ train/ tram/ bike/ cab/ car/ horn honking at the out-of-towner (“I’m sorry but I’ve been in paradise for a week and it’s taking me a little while to adjust back to this reality we have built”)/ last turn/ crowded street/ cement carpark/ empty house/ home.
Dear Brother from another Mother,
I miss you. But really we are having enough fun here without you. The Boat is happy and boy now we are dancing. Life on the long road is fun.
Over and out.
Quote of the day:
On Veggie Dogs. “Doesn’t it come from Soya off cuts?”