Sunday, 29 March 2020

Isolation 2

I was going to put a day number, but actually I'll forget which one I'm up to, so the day will have to suffice.

Friday 27th Mar - I only know it's Friday because I put the rubbish bins out last night!
Last night we had the first EdchatNZ for a while. I had forgotten how fast these chats go - I was really having to concentrate to keep up, but such a wealth of information from so many kaiako around the country. I added a few more docs to my site from the conversation, and also from my Facebook reading. I must say, I am enjoying the amount of time I have to upskill and read articles. Love learning!
Talking about loving learning, I am now on week 2 of the Social Emotional course and have put my notes on another blog post.
Today was a mix of work, jigsaws and exercise. I am still getting through 8 or 9 of my list of to do things each day which I figure is pretty good. My son went to the supermarket today to get some essentials, I've been baking and making soups so needed a few things to keep that up. I did like a comment form a friend today - he bought wine and ice cream in his shop and when they asked if that was essential, he told them his partner would probably murder the children if he didn't get them! I can totally understand.
One thing I love is the creativity of people that is coming out while we are at home. There are so many amazing videos coming out on FB, on the news and on YouTube. It would be great to have all of this every day!! Lots of humour and lots of craziness. It's good to have a laugh.
I bought a colouring book online today. Couldn't resist. Joe Mcmenamin has made this great colouring book that has information about our NZ birds and is just gorgeous and costs only $10 for a download that you can print out many times at home. If you have a printer at home and a few colouring pens or pencils then this is a great option. I'll be colouring in this week for sure. Reminds me of having my concussion - many days at home with not a lot to do and colouring in was my saviour over that time.
Going for a walk today there were a lot more people out walking. I can only think this will be good for the health of our nation eventually - getting out for a walk is probably not normal for a lot of people and I hope everyone will take advantage of the time to get a bit fitter, not just sit on the couch. Speaking of that, I just heard tonight that Les Mills is teaming up wth TVNZ to do workout sessions free on TV. Monday 9am TV1 and TV 2 at 3pm for teenagers  - might be worth a look!

Saturday 28 Mar
Had a nice quiet day off today - lol!!
No, really. I didn't do any work today and did a lot more lounging around and not being on a device. We managed to finish the first jigsaw today - Wasjig number 6 done and dusted, with 3 pieces missing! Got a few more to do, so will post as they get finished. Did a load of washing, went for a walk, made cookies and cooked tea and read a book, that's about it.
Had some good conversations with my daughter today and she said something that really resonated with me. We were talking about the difference now to the aftermath of the earthquakes and she said that we had swapped the physical essentials for the emotional essentials. After the earthquake we struggled for power, water, food whereas now we have all of those but don't have the social contact. A lot of things are the same, no school, no traffic, many places are shut but those things are different. I thought about this for quite a while today. It's certainly bringing back memories of the quakes and many families will feel the same but different as well.
I was also thinking more about education and how we can reinvent some things. What can we do to make it more equitable in this situation? How can we change what we do and how we do it, and how can we not go backwards once things are a little more 'normal'? There are lots of things going through my head today, with time to think.
I am blessed to be in a good situation at the moment, but I know many others are not. It hurts sometimes.

Sunday 29 Mar
Had a great Skype chat with my cousin in England this morning. We try and catch up when we can and it was really interesting to see the similarities in the way the countries are dealing with COVID19. It was good to check in with the whanau, make sure my relatives were all OK over there. It may mean a change in him coming here next year which was planned - could be a while before we see each other in person again.
I had already decided that this weekend was going to be a full rest weekend, trying not to do any work or anything too much but still keeping up with a few of the things on my list. I have been very tired and I think quite stressed over the last week. I realised how stressed when I came to the realisation that I really needed to go to the supermarket today. I have been avoiding it for the last week due to crowds and panic buying but it got to us needing some basics.  I really struggled to get out of the door. Tears and a mild panic. Going into the unknown, people around, not wanting to go near anyone, how was I going to cope? I went armed with gloves and a strategic plan that my son helped me put in place so I felt more comfortable with venturing out. It's amazing how much anxiety I have at baseline level and when the chips are down it surfaces. It gave me flashbacks to the earthquakes, putting on a brave face for my children but underneath having a huge fear and stress levels were through the roof. I am lucky now that my children are now young adults and we all share the anxiety gene so we have a joint understanding of what this feels like. Anyway, I made it. Thank goodness I bought wine is all I can say. It felt very odd with so few people around and people keeping their distance for the most part.
Coming home was a relief and I finally immersed myself in a jigsaw for a while, then sat and completed my Coursera blog and then this one.
Time to relax for the evening. Think I might pour myself a wine.

Science of Wellbeing course 1

These are a few notes from a course I am doing online called "The Science of Wellbeing". It is offered by Yale through Coursera.  I've done a couple of Coursera courses before and found them really good. I decided to take this course a while ago, then being in isolation was the perfect time to get started on it. I've put a few notes here although there is a lot more in the course itself. I love the way Coursera lets you take notes, it's easy and it keeps them well organised. Worth doing a course with them I think.

Week 1:
They talk about rewirement in the first week - changing how we think and function which makes sense. There is a handout of a Rewirement workbook which I am working my way through. It's meant to be a week for each section, but some I do already so I'm skipping through those quickly.
We started with doing the PERMA Profiler and Authentic Happiness Inventory I'm not sure what my results mean at this stage, but I think we do this again at the end of the course and see if things have changed. It will be interesting. From PERMA my overall wellbeing score was 6.38 and my Authentic Happiness Inventory score was 3.83 - we'll see if these change!

The next step was to do the VIA character Strengths survey. I did this a long time ago but wa skeen to look again and see where my strengths lie. For those of you that know me, these results will come as no surprise!
Love of Learning - Mastering new skills, topics, and bodies of knowledge, whether on one's own or formally; related to the strength of curiosity but goes beyond it to describe the tendency to add systematically to what one knows.
Perspective - Being able to provide wise counsel to others; having ways of looking at the world that make sense to oneself/others.
Honesty - Speaking the truth but more broadly presenting oneself in a genuine way and acting in a sincere way; being without pretense; taking responsibility for one's feelings and actions.
Love - Valuing close relations with others, in particular those in which sharing & caring are reciprocated; being close to people.

The first session was about the GI Joe Fallacy which is about our cognitive biases sticking around, even when we know better. This is a good clip to explain how this works. The diagram on the right is an example of this. even though we know they are the same length lines, we still thin k the bottom one is longer. To translate this to our social emotional idea, if we really want to change our behavior, we have to change habits. We can't just learn the stuff. We try to nudge people in the right directions, but does it work?

There were a few extra articles and books to read - here are a couple I found interesting:
Jachimowicz & McNerney (2015). Should Governments Nudge Us to Make Good Choices? Scientific American.
Thaler (2014)The Power of Nudges, for Good and Bad. New York Times.
Martin Seligman’s TED Talk - The new era of positive psychology

Week 2:
The topics this week were Savouring, Gratitude and Happiness.
Savouring - take part in a positive experience, then savour that experience.
Gratitude - being grateful for things. Taking time to write these down or take a picture. I have been writing a gratitude journal for many months now and have also seen it work well in our school setting, with an amazing gratitude journal written by a colleague Justine. We have had our group write this every day and it's been interesting to see their thoughts and mindset to doing this. Hopefully we will carry on, during and after isolation!

Things we think will make us happy. This is opposed to things that will actually make us happy. One things that is mentioned it it does depend on whether you live in a poor or wealthy nation. Obviously if you are in a poor nation, as your income goes up, so does your life satisfaction due to getting even basic needs met.

2 books are mentioned:

The American Paradox.
Begs the question "does money really make us happier?"

maybe if you're in the US and you only earn 10k a year, more money would make you happy. 
a difference and it's making way less of a difference than we actually think. which is interesting.

Cars in hip hop culture - does owning a fancy car make us happy?
Does money make us happy?
Does true love make us happy?

like losing weight, or changing our hair, do they make us happy? 
maybe even having these looks goals at all seems to actually reduce our well being.
Do good grades matter ? Most of the goals we have actually aren't going to make us happy. We put lots of time into them but it's not those things that make us happy. The rest of the course goes through what goals can make us happy.

Why does this happen? People think we are genetically set this way and that life circumstances matter and nothing can change that. In fact both of those are wrong. There is a big slice that is genetic, but 40% of what happens to us can be changed by us.

A few extras that I did enjoy:
GI Joe Fallacy article: Santos & Gendler (2014). Knowing is half the battle?
Interesting study done on why we overestimate the duration of affective reactions to negative events

I did the assessment for the first two weeks and passed with flying colours - looking forward to the next couple of weeks and will write another blog once I have completed them.

Thursday, 26 March 2020

Isolation 1

As we are all aware COVID19 has well and truly disrupted our lives. I was sitting here on day one of being at home and thinking of all the things I could do, should do, might do and probably won't do so thought I'd keep a bit of a diary about those thoughts.
This morning started the normal way, cats wanting feeding, breakfast to make, but then a change in routine had to happen and I was writing a list of what I was going to have in my routine every day.
I came up with the following list:
Go for a walk (2m apart from anyone around)
Do some gardening (although I revised this to only when the sun was shining - really cold out today)
Clean out a cupboard, shelf, or even a room - spring clean in autumn...
Do some baking or at least cook a good meal
Skype or talk to someone
Read a book (I was lucky that I got the library before it shut - I really don't like reading on a screen)
Have a short rest or meditate
Take my son on a driving lesson (he got his Learner's Licence last week, great timing)
Play a game, card, do a jigsaw
Do some work (this will change to more of my time as we go into term time)

The problem is, I did most of those things even before I got to lunchtime. So I set out to find a few more things and have started an online course on the Science of Well-Being. Could be useful over the next few weeks and I'm keen to blog about that as well! I'm also updating my Education FB page with ideas and I feel the genealogy will get some time over the next couple of weeks. Writing this blog was another idea, I'll update each day then maybe post once a week or so.
It's quite weird not going anywhere, but also not wanting to go anywhere. I really don't want this virus so I don't even want to go to the supermarket if I can help it. I don't understand those people still out there shopping and socialising. Please stay home. It's hard but it's worth it. Let the poor people who are still working get on with their jobs without a ton of people around that may be infected. The longer people are out and about, the longer this will take.

I really like this poster from the Leeds Community Healthcare service which I posted on my FB page - we need to remind ourselves this is not normal.

Day Two
Today was a bit of a mish mash, getting a bit of work done, out to get some essential stuff and a last dash to the physio this afternoon to make sure I have tape for my foot. My appointment with the specialist next week has been cancelled, so after waiting a year for an appointment, it's going to be a while yet. Hey, there are people out there with a lot bigger worries than me so I'll deal with it.
I went through the list above and I figure if I can do at least 8 out of 10 each day then I'm doing well. Today was a 9/10 day which is great. The jigsaw is being completed quite quickly - lucky I have quite a few in the cupboard!
I noticed that there was a bit of traffic out today, people rushing to get things sorted, but still quite a quiet settled feel in the streets. A number of people walking, all taking the 2m rule quite well, crossing the road and avoiding others. Long may that last so we can fight this.
I have concerns for people and my mental health is taking a bit of a hit, wanting to help others but knowing I can't do much. All I can do is Skype others and keep chatting and give out information I find. There are so many people out there in difficult situations in so many ways and if I think of it too much it hurts my heart. I need to keep myself well and not dwell on things.
I've made a list of big things to do - sorting hard drives, photos, updating things I haven't got around to - maybe I'll get on to these as time goes on, but I'm finding I am quite tired, just with the stress and mental toll. Time to take a back seat and make sure I am kind to myself as well as looking after my young adults. Another day done. A couple of games of Carcassonne and it's time for bed again. From midnight tonight it will be very quiet. Remember - only go out if absolutely necessary.

Day Three
I spent a large chunk of the morning setting up a new site. I had been battling for a while with trying to find that elusive article that I had saved on my Sue's Education Facebook Page so I decided I would make a site to keep everything on. I could then organise it a bit better as well. So here it is - Sue's Education site. It may be useful to some of you and I am updating daily.
Going for a walk today was interesting, so many more people out walking, lots of smiles and hellos but also some solitary people, keeping to themselves and having space from others.
Had a Zoom call from Kit and Rebecca at Boma today - good to catch up and have a chat about where to from here. How can we reinvent education? We have no idea how long we will be in this state so how will we move forward? I also don't want to go backwards once we get back to face to face. How can we continue a mix of online delivery and some face to face? Will this be a turning point for education or will we revert back to what we know? Only time will tell.
The jigsaw is slowly getting completed - it's nice just sitting there every now and then and popping a few more pieces in. My Veggie box arrived today - I ordered online from and the box arrived with fresh fruit and veg in it. A great deal for getting food delivered. I see now they have also added a fruit box today. Yum. I doubt I'll have to leave for much at all now. This could become a habit!!
I had some good news last night - I won the Dragonboat team's Biggest Loser prize. I've managed to lose a lot of weight since Christmas and it feels really good. Someone asked how I did it - it's really a case of more exercise and healthy eating. I still managed to drink wine and eat chocolate, but only in small amounts (well, mostly)! It's nice to have some time to exercise each day, I'm missing the walking I do at kura everyday so am making sure I get out and about here instead.
I must say I do miss being a Microsoft school at this time - I love the videos they are doing to help educators, and the way that Teams works really is awesome. But hey, Google it is and I'll do the best I can with Google Meet. I have however got organised on Discord - a big learning curve but definitely a good way to communicate with others. I'm liking it already, even though I am used to Slack and Skype, I can see that this platform has more and better options. We need to keep up with the play and move forward while we can. I'm keen to look at new ways to do things - we have to.
Interesting article from Imperial College in the UK that was shared with the DisruptEd group today - a bit of  a long read but worth it. We really need to be thinking we are in this for the long haul - it's not going to be just 4 weeks I feel. I've been reading over some of the docs on my website and thinking about how we can reinvent things for the future... hmm... that will keep me thinking for a while :)
Spent some more time on my Science of Wellbeing course and on some school work, but managed to get outside in the garden for a bit as well. It's amazing how much time I seem to have when I have the whole day of not leaving home. Time is definitely going slowly.

I was going to post this each week but I am thinking I'll just post it when I feel it's time.
It's time.

Monday, 2 March 2020

Boma NZ Education Fellows February

Wow. We had our first full day workshop this weekend. It was fantastic. Such a great day and I learnt a lot about a lot of things, always a good sign.
We met out at the airport in the Digital Innovation Zone in the Domestic Terminal. It is fascinating that even though I have been to the domestic arrivals area many times, I have never turned around and seen this space. It's got some cool things in it, so have a look next time you are waiting for those passengers to arrive!
Anyway, we were introduced to our speakers, told we would be solving a problem by creating a physical product related to neurodiversity in education and then we split into teams. Each person in the team then had to write an adjective on a sticky note and a plural noun on another sticky note. We then used these to come up with our team names. The three teams were then decided - Confused Shoes (my team), Confused Grasshoppers and Delicious Mongooses.

Geoff Brash from GBJ Innovation

Geoff went through what a startup was and told us that it depended on who you were to what it meant to you. We came up with a few ideas and he talked us through this model. Some of the things present in a startup are:
Scalability - Growing - Innovation - Sustainable business model - Big opportunity - Passion & uncertainty
We had a short discussion on what it is to each of us.

Katrina Beresford - Neurodiversity

Katrina did a presentation for us about neurodiversity. She told us that about 10% of our students have divergent needs, some high, some low. She went through this amazing infographic and talked about labels and about how we should be focussing on the strengths of these students. It is really important for wellbeing and our living standards framework is not always deliberate in classrooms. We want people to know what it is like to fill out a from and give them  opportunities to succeed in later life. If we are inclusive, what does that look like? Think about health care and education - what can we do to change that?

Bree Fick -
Bree started the process for the day by talking to us about Design Thinking. It is an iterative process and you have to put any assumptions aside and look at the end user.
She introduced us to the Periodic Table of Design Thinking which has some good ideas on it. She talked about how Google asks its employees to get up and interact with others. The tools we would learn today we can take into our own projects. These are my notes from the rest of the day.

Empathise (wide focus)
Listen to the end user, get into their environment and experience it with them. Collect info, sometimes an information overload. Find out more about the problem through observing, engaging and empathising with people to understand their experiences and motivations, as well as immersing yourself in the physical environment so you can gain a deeper personal understanding of the issues involved. Empathy allows you to set aside your own assumptions about the world in order to gain insight into users and their needs.
Define (close in)
Analyse that information, get really clear then pick what is important. Close in on what you want to solve. Analyse your observations and synthesise them in order to define the core problems. Seek to define as a problem statement in a human-centred manner. Progress to ideation by asking questions which help you look for ideas for solutions by asking “How might we…"
Ideate (wide)
Get as many ideas as you can. Quantity over quality. Best ideas come from empathy mindset, role play, get into their head. Think outside the box to identify new solutions to the problem statement you’ve created and you can start to look for alternative ways of viewing the problem.
Make something tangible so you can put it in front of the end user. For example the Google glasses prototype. Produce a number of inexpensive, scaled down versions of the solution or specific aspects of the solution. This is an experimental phase, and the aim is to identify the best possible solution for each of the problems identified during the first three stages. By the end of this stage, you will have a better idea of the constraints inherent to the solution and the problems that are present, and have a clearer view of how real users would behave, think, and feel when interacting with the end product.
Validate assumptions and prototypes. Pivot - if it's not working, move away quickly. Here you rigorously test the complete product using the best solutions identified during the prototyping phase.

All the way through you have assumptions and need to pivot.
There are lots of tools in each section, it's not linear. Project based learning is similar, enabling students to solve a problem. There is a process that sits under that.

Our job was to identify the end user for our project today, then create the physical prototype.

We need to see the red flags on our databases as star signs, not flags.
We thought about our end users for our problem. Who are the people present in the conversation? Parents, teachers, students, Ministry, RTLB, BoT, our own children?
Our groups then got together and talked about what we might like to work on for the day. We did a Design6 activity where we quickly put down 6 ideas that we might like to work on, if money was no object, we had 10,000 people to work on it, and we could remove any obstacles in our way. Once we had those, we worked together in our teams to decide on an idea to follow through with. We looked at the SCAMPER technique for creative thinking as well, which was great for us to sort through the ideas.
Substitute What would happen to the project if we swapped X for Y?
Combine What would happen to the project if we combined X and Y?
Adapt What changes would need to be made to adapt this project to a different context?
Modify What could we modify to create more value on this project?
Put to another use What other uses or applications might this project have?
Eliminate What could we remove from the project to simplify it?
Reverse How could we reorganize this project to make it more effective?

We then went through the design thinking process throughout the day.

Define the problem
Our team decided that we wanted to help teachers in the class to understand their students in the classroom. We wanted to get them to use their strengths, rather than focus on their weaknesses.
We were taken through a Design Thinking Canvas, which covers:
Purpose/Vision, Problem, Solution, Unique Value Propositions, Stakeholders, Early Adopters, Promotion channels, Alternatives, Measurement, Resources, Financial sustainability, Cost, Educational Value and Impact. Lots to think about!!

I had an idea about giving teachers a "day in the life of" so they could experience what it was like to be a neurodiverse learner. We reframed this a few times, looking at different ideas of how it might work and then we went to work following the process.
We discussed the spiky profile that many students have and how we should be modifying a task with neurodiverse in mind.

Geoff took us through a session about user validation and explained about the different types of people to get involved. He showed us the Diffusion of Innovation model and went through each stage, from the Early adopters who like to improve things and are excited about change, to the Laggards who need convincing.
He talked us through the 5 steps that Steve Blank, a startup expert, said that the early adopters need.
1. Has the problem
2. Is aware of having the problem
3. Has been actively looking for a solution
4. Has put together a solution out of piece parts
5. Has or can acquire a budget
Getting further down the list is better. If you can find people who have already tried things then together you may be able to use it. Early adopters need need to try things early and give you feedback on your idea. You need to identify the people that are most excited to work with you on a project. How do you find them? Hopefully they have voiced the problem before. Part of the challenge is asking the right questions. If you are looking for decision makers, they may not be a 5, maybe a 2, but then you need a range of people.

Rapid Prototyping
You need to do this early on. Issues come up.  Need to prototype all three:
1. Comparison - is it better round, square or triangular?
2. Testing - Does it actually work?
3. Funding - investors aren’t always good at using their imagination

Testing and Product Validation
Find evidence. A lot of things we say one positive only eg this thing worked as opposed to this thing worked for one person and might work for a class.
Do interviews first and questionnaires later. You should know what sort of answers you are looking for in a survey, do 60 and prove you are right. Observations in education are critical.
Validation issues - people are nice. They will answer nicely, people won't say they don't understand, they'll nod instead.
Interviews - don't just ask friends, ask a range of people. Talk to early adopters and qualified people.
Don't use leading questions. You can't ask if they have the problem. Find people and ask what their biggest challenges are.
Look at indirect indications - things they do that give you information. If they do an activity without prompting it tells you something about them. Look at the full picture.
Asking questions in an interview: Ask them their key challenges. If it doesn't come up in their top 3, it probably won't be a focus for them. Ask "when did it last happen". You can guide - "when you say curriculum, what is on top for you there". Ask "how are you currently solving that problem".
Try and lead as little as possible.
Always go back to the problem and early adopters - who will use it. Investors want to see measures and results.
In choosing our own projects: Make sure it is meaningful to you and to those who care. Passion. Which one do you need to shut up about to your friends?

We then spent quite a bit of time going through the process for our team projects for the day. The "Confused Shoes" worked hard and we came up with some great ideas in the short time we had.

The next session was about mentors for our personal projects for the year. They talked about the types of mentors we could have:
The coach - Someone who has A LOT of industry experience, willingness to sit down and talk you through things often.
The connector - Someone who is well-connected and willing to open up their network to you. Social butterflies.
The cheerleader - Someone who encourages you, always on your side, you can count on them when times are tough to cheer you up. The challenger - Someone who tells it like it is, trusted person to deliver bad news, honest, and open communicator.

Ideally we should look for a range of types and then learn what to do BEFORE meeting with them. Know the expectation - do we want to connect, get finding, resources? Know what they do in their organisation so we don't waste their time. Send an agenda if we want.

How to find them:
 ● Who do you admire that you’d like to meet?
● Who else is going through what you’re going through?
● Who leads companies you admire?
People are more accessible than you think. Don’t be afraid to ask for a meeting with someone important but make sure you make it worth their time

We then had to come up with 3 questions we wanted to ask our mentor for the day. We had a couple of people to talk to and we came up with these questions:
What would you need to convince you this would work/validation needed to believe in this product?
If this was your idea, how would you get it made and funded?
How could you see this being used outside the education sector?
Do you have any questions you think we should consider?

The answers we got were really helpful in the short time we had. Some of the feedback:
Need to know that people are committed to trials and providing data would be helpful.
Some companies to look into for AR/VR work - Jix, Henry Lane at Corvecto
Look at breaking the work into steps - first version, drop things out, make it really simple  - 1 scenario, 1 user rather than looking at the whole thing. Simulate AR/VR with video first.
Can you analyse projects around the country and recommend told already being used?
How much does each project need to be tested? Maybe we don't need the tool if it's already available.
We need to prove the concept first. Test without creating VR equipment, then use proven value to secure funding.
Who are the key stakeholders to approach for funding?
Look at industries with similar problems
How could we balance the +ve and -ve lens?
How much could we do with a website vs a VR experience? Prototype with a website first to see the value first. Prove the value in that.

Hints for meetings:
1. Show you’re serious and respectful of their time.
2. Pay attention to everything they say.
3. Remember you are talking to a real person.
4. Mention how they can be involved, specifically.
5. Determine next steps
6. Give back, offer your help, if applicable.
After meetings:
1. Follow up fast!
2. Be proactive with next steps.
3. Do all the work for them. Provide them with everything they need to make their job easy.
4. Stay on them. They are busy people but persistence pays off.

We spent some time prototyping our idea - as ours was based around a VR experience, you can see our prototype here!

Who? Who has the purchasing decision? Who are your early adopters? Who is the logo/brand for?
What? What are the problems you’re solving for them? What is the core message are you trying to portray? What are the features and benefits? What feelings do you want to inspire?
Where? Social media: Facebook, Twitter, etc Website Print media: Education gazette, newspaper etc TV/Radio Word of Mouth
How? Tell stories, give stats and examples, paint a picture
Simon Sinek's Start with why

Goal - in any conversation they won't remember much, so what are the three top things you want them to hear - repeat them.
Better to be simple and clear and ask questions than to be long.
Start with understanding - use the Canvas - problem/solution/customer

If you use a slideshow don't give set ones. Use a storyboard approach, set the scene at the beginning.
Be a better simple presenter than a worse complex one.
Demo depends on what you have already
Traction - talk about progress towards sales and customers
Testimonials - easy to get
If you ask for money, know what you will do with it
People need the logic (head) and the emotion (heart)

Today we had to make a 3 minute pitch to educators, asking for support.

Another couple of articles we read:
Neurodiveristy: A Competitive Advantage in Cybersecurity
Learning Difficulties 'link to brain connections'

Overall an amazing day. It was a long, tiring but extremely satisfying day. It was great to get to know a few more of the group and I enjoyed the chat time we had over breaks.
Thanks to all the presenters and to Boma and Christchurch Airport.What a great opportunity I have.