Friday, September 20, 2013

Rigid and Static?

This summer we came across a job application for a teaching position at a regular middle school, often also called a junior high at some places.
It was not too much special beside of what most applicants would expect.
Still we found one thing that raised our eyebrows as we like to understand things and how they work.

Many teaching positions may involve some extra-curricular duties. This means that beside of the class room service, the teacher is also expected to participate in or manage other activities. We find that to be a good thing.

However as we back up to the job application the extracurricular services were all listed on a form, in very very specific terms and descriptions. This makes sense as the school wants order and organization. But it does not make sense at all in the case one want to bring something new and unknown to the school and the kids - like Floorball.

Why do we write about this here? Well we think this tiny example show a little puzzle piece on how tricky it can be to bring forward the paradigm shift of floorball.
We know for sure that Floorball at places are a success among kids and schools at almost incomparable proportions. But this example also show how only a rigid and static form can almost become a hurdle for new things.

Of course this is not a very large obstacle - but it kind of forms a static attitude we suspect? Maybe we are wrong?
But, just imagine if they worked with similar forms at silicon valley?
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Research suggest that eye-injuries are more common in Floorball as compared to Tennis, but less common as compared to Squash (similar to Racquetball).
To minimize this risk of injury Floorballcentral recommend: Use certified protective eye-wear (mandated in many European areas for the youth). Do not lay down on the court. Follow the rules strict on stick height.

Also if you get addicted to this sport - do not blame us!