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Fail we may, sail we must

“The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore”
Vincent Van Gogh

If you’re lucky, the opportunity for global discussion comes around once in a generation. Sometimes we are gifted with the power of a platform to share our voice or, for many, these opportunities are out of grasp. Left to others to shape and alter the way forward; our place only to accept and roll with whatever decision that is made on behalf.

This is evident from many moments of history etched and carved within our cultural chronicles. Discussions missed. Conversations never spoken. Emails never sent and letters, well and truly, left undelivered or, in fact, unwritten. The chance to really challenge the way we do things, unfortunately, lost in the ever-quickening pace of the here and now. Journeys never taken. Oceans left unexplored.

As educators across the globe, we are now witnessing the most extensive cultural change in a generation. As schools and colleges temporarily close their doors for learning, and as more and more pupils learn to take instruction from teachers and educators from the other side of a screen, we now must be all too aware that the status quo of education, as we know it, is evolving in front of our ve