Global Six 2008


The weekend is about to begin, the weather forecast isn’t that great and daylight saving is about to end, signaling the end of summer – but a ray of sunshine entered my world when I found I’ve been designated one of this year’s “Global Six” by the George Lucas Educational Foundation’s Edutopia, who, each year, select twelve US and six global educators who they consider are making a difference in education.

I feel very humbled and very privileged to be selected as a part of this group, each of whose stories on the site make for inspirational reading! In my case I’ve been credited for a lot that has actually been achieved by my colleagues in CORE, so I see this as a collective recognition – thanks Edutopia.

12 thoughts on “Global Six 2008

  1. Woo hoo!

    I’m very pleased, It is nice that your work has been recognised and your spotlight brings the spotlight the cool stuff happening in NZ.

    Congrats and well done.

  2. Nice one Derek, great to see you getting international acclamation. Your dedication and enthusiasm has always been somewhat of an inspiration, and your blog a constant favourite!

  3. Congratulations Derek, you truly deserve this. I have learnt and gained so much from reading your blog. And whilst you definitely would not realise it – you are one of my favourite bloggers.

  4. Congratulations Derek – there’s no doubt you deserve the accolade – well done! Paul

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