Friday and Saturday, July 24th and 25th was the annual DLTV Conference (Digtial Learning and Teaching conference).
I sat near the front for the opening keynote for the day with Celia Coffa. A lady jumped in the seat beside me and said she would just quickly sit here for a few moments. I introduced myself and found out her name was also Anne. I wondered why she just had a stack of papers in her hand as everyone else had a computer or mobile device! But each to their own!
Whilst the formalities of the day were being announced, I composed a tweet to state who the opening keynote was – a Comedian – Anne Edmonds and searched for her website so the link could go on the tweet. As I loaded it up, the lady beside me said that that was her! Oh dear, I was sitting next to the keynote speaker who has won an Australian award for her efforts in comedy work! I did tell I came from the country!
Anne was a great presenter and reminded us that failure can be the best teacher. She constantly learns through failures as a comedian.
— Anne Mirtschin (@murcha) July 24, 2015
and this tweet sums up another pearl of wisdom from the keynote
— ImogenMcLennan (@ImogenMcL) July 24, 2015
It was great to start the day with a laugh but to also reflect on some serious messages. Anne is well known for her comedy on Raylene the Racist that reflects typical Aussie humour..
As a teacher, it is good to hear from people in other professions to broaden our knowledge and perspective!