Month: October 2011

  • Teach to where the learning will be not to where it is

    Bird Droppings October 17-18, 2011 Teach to where the learning will be not to where it is I took a relaxing weekend with family and grand baby and sort of got my thoughts together as the days went by. Somewhere as the rain dissipated last week we had a few good days of sunshine even […]

  • Taking small steps

    Bird Droppings October 15, 2011 Taking small steps “Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow How many times are we told “take your time”? So often in life we are anxious to get the job finished or to get to the top today. We […]

  • Who job is it to find the door?

    Bird Droppings October 13, 2011 Whose job is it to find the door? I have been in several meetings the past few weeks with teachers and parents. I recall one night my youngest son handed me a sheet of paper to sign up for a teacher parent conference in geometry seems he let a test […]

  • Seeing our purpose in life

    Bird Droppings October 12, 2011 Seeing our purpose in life It has been over ten years since I started writing this piece. I went out this morning with many questions on my mind. I Have a significant paper to write, my son’s wedding anniversary coming up, a grandbaby that just started saying pop pop, new […]

  • Why are we missing creativity?

    “Bird Droppings October 10, 2010 Why are we missing Creativity? This was another quiet morning as I wandered out a bit too chilly for crickets and frogs although later in the day several tree frogs visited around the house. The air was still not a breeze as I sat in my old wicker sofa on […]

  • Random acts of Kindness

    Bird Droppings October 7, 2011 Where do we find happiness? “The very purpose of our life is happiness; the very motion of our lives is toward happiness.” the Dalai Lama Several years ago in my journey through life, I wandered through the Mall of Athens of course this was prior to me finding the tea […]

  • Where do we find happiness?

    Bird Droppings October 7, 2011 Where do we find happiness? “The very purpose of our life is happiness; the very motion of our lives is toward happiness.” the Dalai Lama Several years ago in my journey through life, I wandered through the Mall of Athens of course this was prior to me finding the tea […]

  • The search is deep within ourselves

    Bird Droppings October 5, 2011 The search is deep within ourselves “If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.” Mary Engelbreit I am very much a creature of routine of habit and when my daily path is altered I have occasion to be amiss. […]

  • Surmounting Learning Difficulties

    Bird Droppings October 4, 2011 Surmounting learning difficulties “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” Dr. Seuss “There are two ways of meeting difficulties. You alter the difficulties or you alter yourself to meet them.” Phyllis Bottome An interesting start to […]

  • My graduate studies are making sense

    Bird Droppings October 3, 2011 My graduate studies are making sense This coming Friday we as teachers in Walton County will not get paid as it was one of our furlough days imposed by our Board of education due to funding cuts from our governor and of course the schools will be closed. It was […]