"There are always ways to change things, but if you believe you can't, you wont".external image change.jpg
The Change Process and Me.doc
Levels of Concern in the Change Process.doc


Jo Wilson speaks about ICTPD as a catalyst for change:


Be the Change You Want to Be
  1. Whoever comes are the right people: whoever are here are seen as"right" simply because they care to attend
  2. Whatever happens is the only thing that could have: let's all pay attention to events of the moment, instead of worrying about what could possibly happen
  3. Whenever it starts is the right time: lack of any given schedule or structure emphasises creativity and innovation
  4. When it's over, it's over: encourages us not to waste time, but to move on to something else when informative discussion ends
Law of Two Feet (or "The Law of Mobility"). If at any time during our time together you find yourself in any situation where you are neither learning nor contributing, use your two feet. Go to some other place where you may learn and contribute.

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Matt is a 32-year-old deadbeat from Connecticut who used to think that all he ever wanted to do in life was make and play videogames. Matt achieved this goal pretty early and enjoyed it for a while, but eventually realized there might be other stuff he was missing out on. Time for a change??? So In February of 2003, he quit his job in Brisbane, Australia and used the money he'd saved to wander around Asia until it ran out. He made this site so he could keep his family and friends updated about where he is.

A few months into his trip, a travel buddy gave Matt an idea. They were standing around taking pictures in Hanoi, and his friend said "Hey, why don't you stand over there and do that dance. I'll record it." He was referring to a particular dance Matt does. It's actually the only dance Matt does. He does it badly. Anyway, this turned out to be a very good idea.

A couple years later, someone found the video online and passed it to someone else, who passed it to someone else, and so on. Now Matt is quasi-famous as "That guy who dances on the internet. No, not that guy. The other one. No, not him either. I'll send you the link. It's funny."
The response to the first video brought Matt to the attention of the nice people at Stride gum. They asked Matt if he'd be interested in taking another trip around the world to make a new video. Matt asked if they'd be paying for it. They said yes. Matt thought this sounded like another very good idea.


Be the Change You Want to Be! In 2006, Matt took a 6 month trip through 39 countries on all 7 continents. In that time, he danced a great deal. The second video made Matt even more quasi-famous. In fact, for a brief period in July, he was semi-famous. Things settled down again, and then in 2007 Matt went back to Stride with another idea. He realized his bad dancing wasn't actually all that interesting, and that other people were much better at being bad at it. He showed them his inbox, which, as a result of his semi-famousness, was overflowing with emails from all over the planet. He told them he wanted to travel around the world one more time and invite the people who'd written him to come out and dance too. The Stride people thought that sounded like yet another very good idea, so they let him do it. And he did. And now it's done. And he hopes you like it.

Jeanette attended the breakout session How Do We Do It? presented by AllanahK and heard about Matt there, At the beginning of the Wes Fryer's Keynote speech, yes the last one for the Learning at School Conference 2009, (Let's all become that Change) Allanah got up and started to dance, along with others who attended Jeanette's breakout session, along with many of the 1100 others in the Arena. Allanah writes, "Not to be left out Chrissy and a few kids from her class were able to join us via Skype at 6.45am from Bangkok International School. How cool is that. Wes was such a good sport about it all and joined in the fun".




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