Month: October 2010

  • It takes more than one strand to make a rope

    Bird Droppings October 31, 2010 It takes more than one strand to make a rope “You cannot contribute anything to the ideal condition of mind and heart known as Brotherhood, however much you preach, posture, or agree, unless you live it.” Faith Baldwin Each day as I talk to my students I try and set […]

  • Having a heart

    Bird Droppings October 29, 2010 Having a heart It is chilly out in the middle of Georgia temperatures near almost to freezing but not quite, high forties but one of coldest days so far this fall. We have still a week or two till we are off from school Thanksgiving and a fall break. I […]

  • An eclectic morning

    Bird Droppings October 28, 2010 An eclectic morning Over lunch a group of students and I began discussing, The Davinci Code and other philosophical diversions and fearing death as a basis for religion came up. “Learn as if you were going to live forever. Live as if you were going to die tomorrow.” Mahatma Gandhi […]

  • Education often draws from the NOW

    Bird Droppings October 27, 2010 Education often draws from NOW Several days ago a teacher offered to me a book on curriculum or so she said “Dumbing down of America” by Dr. Samuel Blumenfeld. It has been a few months since I picked this book off the shelf while reading various books at Barnes and […]

  • Teachers are born not made.

    Bird Droppings October 26, 2010 Teachers are born not made I started this endeavor yesterday and got a bit side tracked and came back to it today. I walked out of the house and crickets were calling as loud as any day during the summer. It was warm and a front was moving through. The […]

  • Why do we consider thinking a bad word?

    “Humans have the ability to shift perspective. We can experience the world through our senses. Or we can remove ourselves from our senses and experience the world even less directly. We can think about our life, rather than thinking in our life. We can think about what we think about our life, and we can […]

  • As a teacher do I build walls or doors?

    Bird Droppings October 22, 2010 As a teacher do I build doors or walls? I enjoy arriving at school while the stars are still shining over head I can remember when my youngest would ride to school with me; he is not quite as big a fan of that as I am. He misses that […]

  • How do we find democracy?

    Bird Droppings October 20-21, 2010 How do we find democracy? I often wonder why we have a dog last night was one of those as raced to get to the vet to pick our dog up after being boarded while we were in Florida. I some how hit every red light and every small batch […]

  • Always looking for definitive meaning

    Bird Droppings October 19, 2010 Always looking for definitive meaning Today I walked out into the darkness and was hoping for some rain as the promised cold front collided with the warm front and rain was supposed to be falling. I may have been too foggy to realize till I was alone and did not […]

  • Thinking ahead

    Bird Droppings October 18, 2010 Thinking ahead Occasionally I will have a crazy thought although my students will say occasionally I have a normal thought and that would be more like it. They are insinuating most of my thoughts are crazy. My youngest son wed this past weekend and the ceremony was held under an […]